Man Utd 2 Liverpool 1 | Opta Stats Report

Man Utd 2 Liverpool 1 | Opta Stats Report

After the plain ridiculousness of handshakegate, there was actually a football match played on Saturday at Old Trafford. The game wasn’t the greatest spectacle for a worldwide TV audience. In fact, the first half may as well not have happened. With the exception of a good chance for Paul Scholes, and Suarez further endearing himself to everyone congregated at OT that didn’t wear Dalglish’s tinted specs, there really wasn’t anything to shout about. United got off to a flyer in …
Charlie Adam | Signs of improvement?

Charlie Adam | Signs of improvement?

Charlie Adam has had a very poor run of form in recent months. We've got some brief stats together to show that maybe, just maybe, Charlie Adam is turning a corner this season. So without taking up too much of your time lets get straight into the statistics. Creativity Creativity is a major part of Charlie's game. It's the one attribute that he's been bought for, especially from set pieces, as his corners were worth "£10m alone" if you believe …
Liverpool FC win the Carling Cup | Stats

Liverpool FC win the Carling Cup | Stats

Liverpool won their, record, 8th Carling Cup and did it the hard way once again. Sitting in the new Wembley stadium wasn’t easy for the travelling Kop as their Mighty Reds edged over the finishing line with a nail-biting penalty shoot-out in which they’d missed their first two penalties! Goals from Martin Skrtel and Dirk Kuyt looked to have been enough with a few minutes to go in extra time however Cardiff City never gave up and squeezed the ball …
Has Kenny got the attack wrong? | Liverpool FC Opta Stats

Has Kenny got the attack wrong? | Liverpool FC Opta Stats

A lot has been made of Liverpool FC's attacking play this season. They've created chance upon chance and as we all know they're finishing has been appalling. However how much of a change is it from last season? Were Liverpool as attacking? Did they take as many shots on goal? We'll look at all that in this article and have a projection to what the end of season stats will look like if Liverpool continued to perform at the level …
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 …
Liverpool | Statistical Mid-Season Report

Liverpool | Statistical Mid-Season Report

At the midway point of the 2011/12 English Premier League season Liverpool find themselves with 34 points, in sixth place in the table and facing league leaders Manchester City to kick-off the second half.  Of obvious concern are the 6 home draws, as the Reds have taken only 18 of a possible 30 points from their opening 10 home fixtures.  This author has already written at great length the scoring inefficiencies that Liverpool have endured this season. Others on this …
Goals & Assists stats | Liverpool FC

Goals & Assists stats | Liverpool FC

As a preview to Liverpool's first Cup Final for almost six years we thought we'd get together some stats on the Carling Cup regarding the goal scorers and players that have the most assist. However as we were compiling the data we though we'd add in the FA Cup and Premier League stats to give you a full breakdown of how the team are doing before the Cup Final and where we can improve. As you can see below Liverpool …
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