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 …
Liverpool FC | Their Season So Far | Stats Analysis

Liverpool FC | Their Season So Far | Stats Analysis

Liverpool have made an impressive start to the Premier League this season, made all the more impressive when compared to last season where they only won two of their first 11 games. Fast forward to the same stage this year and the Reds have won seven and lost only two. Liverpool’s form improved significantly in the second half of last season and this has continued into the current campaign. Daniel Sturridge and Philippe Coutinho have been in great form, injuries …
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 …
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 …
Kolo Toure: An improvement to the Liverpool squad? LFC CB Comparison

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

Martin Skrtel: A Route Back into the Side? Stats & Tactical Analysis

Martin Skrtel: A Route Back into the Side? Stats & Tactical Analysis

Ten months ago Martin Skrtel had just won Liverpool’s player of the season award for 2011/12, looked a prominent leader in the team, and seemed to be at the peak of his powers when he sent a bullet of a header past Joe Hart  mercilessly at Anfield. However he went on to experience a rough second half to the 2012/13 season, being dropped after the FA Cup defeat to Oldham and only going on to play another 205 minutes (compared …
Liverpool 2 Man City 2: | Match Stats & Tactical Analysis

Liverpool 2 Man City 2: | Match Stats & Tactical Analysis

Lineups   Liverpool continued with Rodgers implementation of a 4-3-3. Sterling was given the nod on the left side of the front three and Gerrard was given his roaming role in the ‘hole’. After the early loss of Lucas, Allen had to pick up a lot of the dirty work that the Brazilian covers. Shelvey helped out admirably as well and went on to become more influential in attack as he helped establish a foothold in the game. City are …
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