Liverpool need to address full-back issues

Liverpool need to address full-back issues

Liverpool have somehow managed to time and again overlook their weaknesses in the transfer windows. The issue of a proper defensive midfielder missing from the club is testament to this problem persisting at the club. By the looks of it, Liverpool are set on following the same trend and seemingly, no new full-back additions have been made. Liverpool currently have Alberto Moreno as their primary left-back, someone who could be John Arne Riise one second and Jose Enrique the next. …
Alberto Moreno | Stats Comparison to Johnson, Flanagan and Enrique

Alberto Moreno | Stats Comparison to Johnson, Flanagan and Enrique

Liverpool have seemingly always had a long standing problem when it comes to acquiring the perfect left back. In the last ten years or so there have been many triers but not so many doers. John Arne Riise was probably the closest Liverpool came to having a great left back but even he was poor at defending at times, but he offered goals and chances at the other end so this was often forgiven. Then there was Fábio Aurélio, more …
Liverpool's LB Problem: Enrique, Flanagan, Cole and Betrand Compared

Liverpool's LB Problem: Enrique, Flanagan, Cole and Betrand Compared

Liverpool were in quite a pickle with their left-back situation last season. Jose Enrique was the original first choice to play in that position until a knee injury cut his season short, playing only eight games. Aly Cissokho, on loan from Valencia, was a readymade replacement until we realised that he just wasn’t good enough for the team. Now we’re in a dilemma, and have no choice but to throw in youngster Jon Flanagan, who is a right-back by trade, …
The Modern Day Use Of Full Backs | Evra, Baines, Enrique Stats 12/13

The Modern Day Use Of Full Backs | Evra, Baines, Enrique Stats 12/13

Football often develops additional roles for players through constant progression in methods of play, putting increased significance on certain tactical styles. New footballing philosophies are created and developed to improve performance levels, and bring fresh ideas into the game. The basis in which players are instructed to be responsible for various duties within any one position is rapidly increasing. This can be seen in every position from goalkeeper through to striker. The ways in which these tactics are instructed upon a …
Everton Vs Liverpool Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Players

Everton Vs Liverpool Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Players

The early kick off on Saturday afternoon will see the 221st edition of the Merseyside derby, as Everton take on Liverpool at Goodison Park. With four places but only three points separating the two sides in the Premier League table, Roberto Martinez will be hoping his Everton side can get the win over their local rivals in his first derby as manager and move up to third place, behind Liverpool only on goal difference. Brendan Rodgers on the other hand …
Liverpool FC | Their Season So Far | Stats Analysis

Liverpool FC | Their Season So Far | Stats Analysis

Liverpool have made an impressive start to the Premier League this season, made all the more impressive when compared to last season where they only won two of their first 11 games. Fast forward to the same stage this year and the Reds have won seven and lost only two. Liverpool’s form improved significantly in the second half of last season and this has continued into the current campaign. Daniel Sturridge and Philippe Coutinho have been in great form, injuries …
Liverpool Vs Fulham Preview | Team News, Facts & Key Men

Liverpool Vs Fulham Preview | Team News, Facts & Key Men

Liverpool welcome Fulham to Anfield this weekend with both teams looking to bounce back after losing their last Premier League outing. Liverpool find themselves in 3rd place, owing only to goal difference behind Chelsea. Last weekend’s loss to Arsenal stretched the gap between Liverpool and Arsenal to five points, but with a Champions League spot the aim this season, Liverpool will feel they are performing well enough. Fulham find themselves closer to the opposite end of the table in 16th …
The Importance of Liverpool's Wing Backs | Stats

The Importance of Liverpool's Wing Backs | Stats

Liverpool have started the season in tremendous form, picking up 20 points from the 27 available this season. This is double the amount they had accumulated at this point last season. A lot of this is to be attributed to the goalscoring ‘SAS’ of Suarez and Sturridge, but also, due to the nature of the 3-5-2 line-up that Rodgers has deployed in recent weeks, the wing backs have to be praised. Their job is unique yet extremely vital to the …
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