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 …
Sturridge's Time to Shine | Stats Compared to Rivals

Sturridge's Time to Shine | Stats Compared to Rivals

Having scored the winner at Anfield against Stoke on the opening day of the season while still woefully short on match fitness, Daniel Sturridge showed humility in self-deprecation: "I want to credit the goalkeeper as well for such a great save; that's what won us the game, it wasn't my goal." Simon Mignolet had fumbled at a couple of crosses in a less than convincing start to his Anfield career before his late penalty save ensured Sturridge's strike would be …
Liverpool 1 Stoke 0 | Stats in a formation Info-graphic!

Liverpool 1 Stoke 0 | Stats in a formation Info-graphic!

Liverpool finally won on the opening day of the Premier League season, after going five years without winning, by nudging out Stoke in an edgy affair. Although Liverpool were dominant throughout the game the team looked very nervous as the game got closer to the 90 minute mark. Stoke began to attack and Asmir Begovic made ten excellent saves to keep Stoke in the game. With a few minutes to go Daniel Agger handled the ball in the box and …
Philippe Coutinho - The Premier League's Next Star | Stats & Tactics

Philippe Coutinho - The Premier League's Next Star | Stats & Tactics

With Liverpool's tour of Asia now at an end and the squad back in Merseyside, Philippe Coutinho will be feeling adequately warmed up for the 2013/14 season after continuing the impressive form he has consistently displayed since his arrival at Anfield in January. However, he hasn't stopped at simply emulating last season's form. Some of his displays in the last three weeks have been nothing short of a masterclass. This led to Brendan Rodgers claiming he would pay to watch the …
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