Does Andy Carroll fit the Brendan Rodgers philosophy?

Does Andy Carroll fit the Brendan Rodgers philosophy?

Since Brendan Rodgers took over at Liverpool, there's been a lot of speculation about Andy Carroll's future, with Rodgers himself saying he'd have to "look at" the possibility of loaning out the striker. Could Andy Carroll fit into the Rodgers style? Swansea's passing game last season was well documented, so that's where I started - with a comparison of passing quantity and quality for Liverpool's and Swansea's 2011/2012 line-ups. We're interested in how Carroll might fit in, when set against …
Solving Liverpool's goalscoring woes | In-depth Stats Analysis

Solving Liverpool's goalscoring woes | In-depth Stats Analysis

First published on 'The Tomkins Times' in April this year. Recently free for non-subscribers. Edited by Paul Tomkins. With the transfer window about to swing open, they thought it was worth bringing back to light.  This season, for me at least, will be remembered as one where Liverpool missed opportunities, learned valuable lessons and posed a number of questions that’ll need answering (ideally sooner rather than later), such as: Why have we squandered so many clear-cut chances to score? Do the …
England Player Stats for Euro 2012 | Passing, Creativity & Shooting...

England Player Stats for Euro 2012 | Passing, Creativity & Shooting...

England had to come from behind in their second group game against Sweden after initially taking the lead. They led through Andy Carroll's powerful header, expertly supplied by, club and now also country captain, Steven Gerrard. This was Gerrard's second assist (fourth chance created overall) of the tournament after supplying the cross for Lescott's goal against France. Creativity stats can be seen on the left with only Gerrard and Walcott managing assists. England's overall total of chances created is not …
Maxi & Carroll ensure Liverpool return to winning ways

Maxi & Carroll ensure Liverpool return to winning ways

Another match day, another Liverpool nail biter. On Saturday it was Luis Suarez that scored to earn Liverpool a point but this time, it was his strike partner, Andy Carroll who grabs the headlines with a header in the last-minute of the normal time to snatch a win that seemed unlikely when stand-in keeper Doni was sent off after just 25 minutes. Liverpool were forced to play with ten for 65 minutes of the game and had Jordan Henderson at …
Money can't buy you goals | Torres and Carroll Stats

Money can't buy you goals | Torres and Carroll Stats

Fernando Torres and Andy Carroll have both struggled to make an impact at their new clubs since their big money moves in January 2011. With a combined transfer fee of £85 million a lot was expected of this striking duo but both players have just not come up with the goods. (Editors Note: This article was written before the fixtures on the weekend of 31st March/1st April therefore missing Torres' latest goal.) With just 8 Premier League goals between them …
Suarez & Carroll | High price, high hopes

Suarez & Carroll | High price, high hopes

Almost one year on after Luis Suarez and Andy Carroll joined Liverpool FC in an astonishing January transfer window, that also saw the much loved Fernando Torres depart for a record fee of £50m, we're going to look at how the £57m duo have performed for Liverpool FC over the last year. We're going to be using our Statistical Comparison area from our Opta Stats Centre (Subscribe Now) to show how they've got on for the second half of last …
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