Brendan Rodgers Liverpool Centerback Options Compared | Stats

Brendan Rodgers Liverpool Centerback Options Compared | Stats

Brendan Rodgers has gone through several tactical phases during his time at the Liverpool helm.  Having dogmatically stuck to his 4-3-3 possession-oriented approach during his first half season, Rodgers has since toyed with a strict 4-2-3-1, a 4-2-2-2/4-2-3-1 hybrid, and, finally, the 3-4-1-2 he’s used over the past six or so weeks this season. Rodgers’s switch to a three-man central defence has been a double-edged sword.  It has created a platform for the prolific partnership of Daniel Sturridge and Luis …
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 …
Liverpool Summer Transfer Round-Up & Evaluation

Liverpool Summer Transfer Round-Up & Evaluation

After missing the Champions League the last three seasons, Liverpool are hoping to boost their team with all the new signings they have made this summer.  Liverpool have had a tough time finishing sixth, seventh, eighth, and seventh in the last four years and it has gotten tougher for them to attract the big player without Champions League football and have been wasteful with their money in recent years. In Brendan Rodgers' first season, he tried to change the way …
Confirmed: Kolo Toure to join Liverpool | Stats Compared to Carragher

Confirmed: Kolo Toure to join Liverpool | Stats Compared to Carragher

Kolo Toure: An improvement to the Liverpool squad? LFC CB Comparison

Kolo Toure: An improvement to the Liverpool squad? LFC CB Comparison

Player Performance Analysis | Kolo Touré vs Aston Villa (A)

Player Performance Analysis | Kolo Touré vs Aston Villa (A)

Liverpool have been widely tipped to be in the mix for a UEFA Champions League spot this season and they couldn’t have started their quest any better after securing back-to-back wins against Stoke City and Aston Villa. The Merseysiders have recruited well in the summer as Brendan Rodgers continues to build a competitive side that epitomizes his possession-based attacking philosophy on the pitch. He’s blended the youth with the experience, the home grown with the marquee signings, but one arrival …
Man City 2 - 0 Bolton | Full-backs analysis | EPL Opta Stats

Man City 2 - 0 Bolton | Full-backs analysis | EPL Opta Stats

With Micah Richards already ruled out through injury, when Pablo Zabaleta limped off after a mere twenty-minutes against Bolton on Saturday Roberto Mancini was forced into calling upon Kolo Toure as an emergency right-back. Toure, who has barely featured for City in 2012 so far through a combination of the form of the Vincent Kompany-Joleon Lescott partnership and his participation in the African Cup of Nations, barely missed a step though in what was a fairly unfamiliar position as City …
Kolo Toure returns | What now for Lescott?

Kolo Toure returns | What now for Lescott?

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