Does Andy Carroll fit the Brendan Rodgers philosophy?

Does Andy Carroll fit the Brendan Rodgers philosophy?

Since Brendan Rodgers took over at Liverpool, there's been a lot of speculation about Andy Carroll's future, with Rodgers himself saying he'd have to "look at" the possibility of loaning out the striker. Could Andy Carroll fit into the Rodgers style? Swansea's passing game last season was well documented, so that's where I started - with a comparison of passing quantity and quality for Liverpool's and Swansea's 2011/2012 line-ups. We're interested in how Carroll might fit in, when set against …
Gylfi Sigurdsson Joins Spurs | Stats Comparison to Spurs & LFC Players

Gylfi Sigurdsson Joins Spurs | Stats Comparison to Spurs & LFC Players

There was a lot of surprise that Gylfi Sigurdsson would choose to join Spurs over Liverpool as Gylfi's previous manager, Brendon Rodgers, is now at the helm at Anfield. Everyone thought it was a foregone conclusion however Spurs have trumped the Merseyside giants and attracted the former Swansea star to White Hart Lane (More money? Better squad? Top four side? Villas Boas? All of the above?). Should we be surprised though? Spurs have consistently finished above Liverpool in the last …
Solving Liverpool's goalscoring woes | In-depth Stats Analysis

Solving Liverpool's goalscoring woes | In-depth Stats Analysis

First published on 'The Tomkins Times' in April this year. Recently free for non-subscribers. Edited by Paul Tomkins. With the transfer window about to swing open, they thought it was worth bringing back to light.  This season, for me at least, will be remembered as one where Liverpool missed opportunities, learned valuable lessons and posed a number of questions that’ll need answering (ideally sooner rather than later), such as: Why have we squandered so many clear-cut chances to score? Do the …
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 …
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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