Should Rodgers build Liverpool's defence around Agger? | Stats Analysis

Should Rodgers build Liverpool's defence around Agger? | Stats Analysis

Liverpool's 2012-13 season was definitely one full of mixed feelings. The team played their first campaign under a new manager, who was trying to implement his footballing philosophy. A mixture of questionable transfers and confusion on the last day of the transfer window forced Rodgers, in his first season at Liverpool, to give the youngsters a chance, and although most of them (especially Raheem Sterling) were highly impressive, the lack of experience backfired as the Reds couldn't find consistency through …
Centre-Backs Analysis | Skrtel Vs Mertesacker Vs Terry Vs Kompany

Centre-Backs Analysis | Skrtel Vs Mertesacker Vs Terry Vs Kompany

Centre-Backs. The brick walls of defence. For aspirations of winning the Premier League, it is imperative to have a strong back line. With Chelsea, Liverpool, Arsenal and Man City set to fight it out in the next few months for the title, this following piece will look at the main centre-back for each team and how they have fared so far this season. Looking at stats such a tackling, duels, errors, clearances etc as well as my own opinion on …
Martin Skrtel vs Arsenal | Player Performance Analysis

Martin Skrtel vs Arsenal | Player Performance Analysis

With both teams in the top four and in contention for the title, this was a big weekend, and also a chance for Liverpool to close the gap. After their previous meeting at the Emirates earlier this season, the Merseyside team were eager to get their revenge on the Londoners, and so they did, wiping the floor with the Gunners in a 5-1 win. Liverpool started bright and took the lead inside 52 seconds with a goal from defender Martin …
Martin Skrtel: The Box of Chocolates | Stats Analysis

Martin Skrtel: The Box of Chocolates | Stats Analysis

As Forrest Gump said, “Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re gonna get”, and it is with this classic line that he could have so easily have been talking about Liverpool’s Slovakian defender, Martin Skrtel. On his day, he is a Colossus, and at one point a few seasons ago, was arguably the best defender in the league, but more recently we have seen a side of him that makes you wonder how he ever …