The Benteke Conundrum - Does He Fit?

The Benteke Conundrum - Does He Fit?

Christian Benteke's arrival was met in similar fashion to that of Moses as he made his way to the Red Sea. In this instance though it was the fan's opinion of the player that was parted. Liverpool fans rarely see eye to eye on a player but the signing of the Aston Villa hitman really had people clambering to give a side their support. On one side you had those blinded by goals, a necessity in the Premier League that …
Sterling Vs Januzaj | Future Stars' Stats Comparison

Sterling Vs Januzaj | Future Stars' Stats Comparison

Over the past few months a lot of comparisons have been made between two of the most impressive youngsters to break through this season - Raheem Sterling and Adnan Januzaj, with both players making quite a name for themselves for their respective clubs: Liverpool and Manchester United. Whilst Raheem Sterling has been starting every game for Liverpool and performing at a very high standard, impressing against the likes of Arsenal, Januzaj has been finding it difficult to force himself into …
Tottenham Hotspur 0 Liverpool 5 | Post-Match Stats & Tactical Analysis

Tottenham Hotspur 0 Liverpool 5 | Post-Match Stats & Tactical Analysis

Liverpool produced a rare victory at White Hart Lane - their first since 2008 - and they did it in style with a 5-0 demolition. With Steven Gerrard and Daniel Sturridge out injured for the next month, the question aimed at Brendan Rodgers before the game was ' will Liverpool cope?', not just with Spurs, but also the upcoming away fixtures at Man City and Chelsea. Pressure was already mounting on Andre Villas-Boas, with a number of high profile signings …
Player Performance Analysis | Philippe Coutinho Vs West Ham

Player Performance Analysis | Philippe Coutinho Vs West Ham

With the draw for the World Cup taking place the day before, international regulars would have been excited knowing who they will be playing against come 2014, while others would be focusing on trying to perform for their club in order to earn a call up to the World Cup squad. One player who comes to mind is the little Brazilian playmaker, Philippe Coutinho. Already cementing his place in the Liverpool starting line up due to his outstanding attacking talent …
Player Performance Analysis | Glen Johnson Vs Fulham

Player Performance Analysis | Glen Johnson Vs Fulham

Liverpool moved up to second in the Premier League table after a sublime 4-0 victory over a lacklustre Fulham side at Anfield on Saturday. The Reds were keen to bounce back from last weekend’s away defeat to Arsenal in style and they did exactly that thanks to a fabulous Luis Suárez brace, alongside a Martin Škrtel header and a Fernando Amorebieta own goal after 23 minutes of play. Whilst Brendan Rodgers changed Liverpool’s shape from three at the back to a flat …
Manchester City 2 Liverpool 2 | In-depth Match Stats

Manchester City 2 Liverpool 2 | In-depth Match Stats

Sergio Aguero rescued a point for Manchester City as they lost ground on Manchester United and now sit nine points behind their rivals with thirteen games to go. Anything can happen but it's going to be difficult to get back from here. Contrary to what Roberto Mancini said at Full Time - Liverpool deserved the victory. If you look at the in-depth stats below, from our Stats Centre (powered by Opta), Liverpool dominated the game completely - higher possession, more chances …
Jamie Carragher announces retirement from football | Carra Stats

Jamie Carragher announces retirement from football | Carra Stats

As reported on the Liverpool FC website - Jamie Carragher has announced that he will be retiring from football at the end of the season. In his early career Jamie played in central midfield and even scored on his début against Aston Villa at Anfield in a 3-0 victory. Under Gerard Houllier Jamie Carragher transitioned into a full-back and then finally Rafa Benitez converted Jamie to his current position as a central defender. A defender known for giving 100% Jamie …
Simon Mignolet signs for Liverpool FC | Mignolet Stats

Simon Mignolet signs for Liverpool FC | Mignolet Stats

Liverpool Football Club have confirmed the signing of Simon Mignolet from Sunderland. The Liverpool Echo had earlier reported that Mignolet would cost Liverpool an initial £9m with a further £1m in performance related bonuses. Mignolet joins after an excellent 12/13 season in which he saved 73% of shots on target faced, 68% of shots faced from within the box and 45% of clear-cut chances conceded by Sunderland. All of these figures were better than Liverpool's current number one keeper Pepe …
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