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Liverpool

Liverpool FC 2016/2017 Season Review

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Yes I know, this post is ridiculously late on the blog but better late than never ay? Below I provide you with a quick rundown of each month of the 2016/2017 season.

Was 4th place good enough? Why do I think Klopp can often be as stubborn as hell? Why did 2017 contain one of the worst matches I have ever watched as a Liverpool fan?

2016-17 Liverpool Season Review

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This was an okay season! Good, even! Really good when you remember the two before! It could have been better – and we all distinctly remember when, where, and how – but it could have been a lot worse. It usually is, after all. Liverpool scored a lot of goals – mainly in stretches, in spurts – and Liverpool let in a couple fewer than the past two seasons.

Liverpool FC 2015/2016 Season Review

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The 2015/2016 season saw the Reds swap Brendan Rodgers for Jurgen Klopp and reach two finals in the process. A great start from Klopp in such a short space of time very nearly paid off with some silverware but the team couldn't quite find fifth gear in both the League Cup and Europa League finals. Finishing 8th in the league however on a total of 60 points was below par for the Reds, we can only hope a summer of signings will improve things for next season!

Liverpool Goals Scored and Conceded 2015-16

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Here are similar versions from 2011-12, 2012-13, 2013-14, and 2014-15.

98 goals scored in all competitions isn't bad! 63 goals scored in the league isn't bad! Sure, it ain't great, but it's a hell of a lot better than last year's 52 in the league, 74 in all competitions.

Liverpool Top 10 Goals 2014-15

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So this is a couple of weeks later than usual. Sorry about that. I could blame life, or work, or other Liverpool things I've been working on –all true – but the fact is that I haven't been in a hurry to relive last season. I'm sure you understand.

You can find previous Top 10 videos (at least the ones which haven't been taken down) by scrolling through here (otherwise known as the "videos" tag on this blog).

Liverpool FC 2014/2015 Season Review

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Month by month, if you seriously want to relive it, here is the season review.

*All images in this post are taken from www.guardian.com*

August


After finishing second in the league at the end of the 2013/2014 season but also losing their star striker Luis Suarez, it was always going to be an interesting season for Liverpool.

Liverpool Goals Scored and Conceded 2014-15

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Here are similar images from 2011-12, 2012-13, and 2013-14.

And here's a quick comparison to Rodgers' two other seasons.



Hey, at least Liverpool are conceding less. Right? Nowhere near less enough to make up for the massive loss of goals –exactly half of last season's goals per game average – but it's something, I guess.

On Suarez and Sturridge's Shooting 2013-14

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We got interrupted by LAMBERT WATCH, but I'd like to revisit this from last Friday, on Liverpool's shooting in 2013-14, with a focus on Liverpool's two primary goal scorers.







And here's a quick GIF comparing each's shot locations, just because.



As a reminder, this is how I've defined each area.

On Liverpool Shooting 2013-14

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Premier League totals only. Not including Liverpool's five Premier League own goals.






Location data taken from the match infographics done throughout the course of the season, which you can find here. And as a reminder, this is where Liverpool's 96 non-own goal Premier League goals came from (from this post):



Locations with Above-Average Accuracy:
Six-Yard Box, Box Central, Byline Left, Byline Right, Box Right, Out Box Left

Locations with Below-Average Accuracy:
Box Left, Out Box D, Out Box Right, Out Box Center, Deep Left, Deep Center, Deep Right, Wide Left, Wide Right

Which makes sense.

Liverpool Assists 2013-14 [Infographic]

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An update of this post from February, which was inspired by this from the must-read Bass Tuned to Red.


Click to open larger table in new window

The above totals are for all competitions.

•15 different Liverpool players tallied at least one assist.

Liverpool Top 10 Goals 2013-14

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Sorry that this took longer than in seasons past (here are 2012-13, 2011-12, 2010-11 and 2008-09 if you're curious; the rest have been pulled down by various hosting services). It was not easy to make this list this season. Picking 10 from 110 can be a bit of a chore. A fun chore, though.

Unsurprisingly, it's the Suarez and Sturridge show: five from Suarez, three from Sturridge, and one each from Coutinho and Flanagan.

Liverpool Goals Scored and Conceded 2013-14 [Infographic]

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See also: the 2012-13 and 2011-12 versions.

The graphics pretty much speak for themselves, but a few quick notes anyway:

• Quick and dirty comparison in case you're too lazy to click on the two previous seasons' versions.



The goals scored have risen in each season, by a big margin.

Liverpool Chances Created 2012-13

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A quick graph via a request from the comments section in this post, and compared to the total chances created in 2011-12 to further illustrate Liverpool's progress in attack.

Premier League only, as that's all I can find stats for. All totals via Who Scored.



A few notes:

• Liverpool created 66 more chances this season, and that's after having to replace the players who created the third-, fourth-, and fifth-, and seventh-most chances last season.

Top 10 LFC Goals 2012-13

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Another yearly tradition, although it's not as if there aren't a plethora of outstanding video editors –which there weren't when I started this tradition. None the less, you can't argue with tradition. And it was a good year for goals, in contrast to, say, 2011-12 or 2010-11.



10) Bale OG 1-2 Spurs: This will never not be funny.

Liverpool Results Comparison [Infographic]

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First, the usual way of looking at this (see also: the 2011-12, 2010-11, and 2009-10 versions):



versus club:
• City (1st --> 2nd) = +1
• United (2nd --> 1st) = -2
•Arsenal (3rd --> 4th) = -2
• Tottenham (4th --> 5th) = +2
•Newcastle (5th --> 16th) = +1
• Chelsea (6th --> 3rd) = -4
• Everton (7th --> 6th) = -4
• Fulham (9th --> 12th) = +6
• West Brom (10th --> 8th) = -3
• Swansea (11th --> 9th) = +3
•Norwich (12th --> 11th) = +2
•Sunderland (13th --> 17th) = +3
•Stoke (14th --> 13th) = 0
• Wigan (15th --> 18th) = +5
•Villa (16th --> 15th) = -1
• QPR (17th --> 20th) = +3
• Relegated/Promoted 1 (Bolton 18th --> Reading 19th) = +1
• Relegated/Promoted 2 (Blackburn 19th --> Southampton 14th) = -2
• Relegated/Promoted 3 (Wolves 20th --> West Ham 10th) = -2

Notably better against Fulham, Wigan, Swansea, Sunderland, and QPR.

Liverpool Goals Scored and Conceded 2012-13

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Compare these totals to those from last season.

The headline stat is a simple one. Liverpool scored 24 more goals in the Premier League this season, and conceded just three more. In all competitions, Liverpool averaged 1.81 goals per game and a goal every 49.6 minutes.

English Premier League

Chelsea – Strengths and Weaknesses After 2014

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Chelsea Strengths and Weaknesses After 2014 - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

One half of the season is over, and I can imagine Jose Mourinho will be very pleased with the performance of Chelsea so far. Deservedly top of the table, and still looking very strong. However, conceding 5 to Tottenham on New Year's Day and being on identical points and goal difference with Manchester City will still cause some anxiety in Stamford Bridge.

2013/2014 Season Round Up

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Well, what a crazy season that was! In August last year the majority of us would have snapped your hand off for 4th and guaranteed Champions League yet we found ourselves right in the mix of a Premier League race, something unfamiliar to many younger Liverpool fans. We pushed all the way to the last day but unfortunately some mistakes in our last few matches meant it was Manchester City's to lose, nevertheless it was a fantastic season for the Reds under Brendan Rodgers.

Pocket Sized Season Review 2012/2013

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Well it's all over, the season has finished and that "what the hell do I do with my weekends?!" feeling has began to really settle in for many so why not spend a moment of your time having a read through The Liver Bird's pocket sized season review taking a look back at the Reds journey after finishing 7th in the Premier League.

Pocket Sized Season Review 2012/2013

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Well it's all over, the season has finished and that "what the hell do I do with my weekends?!" feeling has began to really settle in for many so why not spend a moment of your time having a read through The Liver Bird's pocket sized season review taking a look back at the Reds journey after finishing 7th in the Premier League.

Manchester United Year-End Review: 20th Premier League Title

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Manchester United successfully regained the Barclays Premier League title this season for a record 20th time, and avenged their heartbreak of a finish last term losing the title on goal differential to rivals, Manchester City. Through the additional signing of Robin van Persie, Sir Alex Ferguson was once again able to mold a potent attack which threatened nearly every Premier League side week in and week out.

Barclays Premier League 2010/2011 Season Review

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Video clip Score: four / 5

2&21 – Luka Modrić – Season Review (Passes/Goals/More) 2011/2012 – EPL Part II [HD]

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Video clip Ranking: 4 / five

2&21 – Luka Modrić – Season Review (Passes/Goals/More) 2011/2012 – EPL Part I [HD]

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Online video Rating: 4 / five

Philadelphia Union

Season review: Sebastien Le Toux

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Sebastien Le Toux was asked to change roles in 2013, from a finisher to a provider.

Season Review: Amobi Okugo

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One of the most complete players on the roster, is Amobi Okugo a future Union captain?

Season review: Conor Casey

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John Hackworth took a gamble on Conor Casey in 2013 and was handsomely rewarded.

Season Review: Sheanon Williams

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The Sheanonmenon's 2012 season was a rocky one and included a foray at center back and a lingering toe injury. With rookie Raymon Gaddis impressing in his first season, could we see a competition at right back in 2013?

Season Review: Josue Martinez

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After an inconsistent first year with the Union, does the young Costa Rican forward have a future under John Hackworth at the Philadelphia Union?

Season Review: Danny Cruz

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We review Cruz' impact on the Union since his late season arrival and where he factors into the team going forward.

Season review: Chris Konopka

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When his number was called, he was more than ready.

Manchester United

Manchester United Squad Review 2012-13 Part III: Midfield

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MIDFIELD

Name: Antonio Valencia
Position: Right wing
Age: 27
Summary: Quite simply an incredible reversal of form for the Ecuadorian in 2012-2013. It may be hard to recall, but the very same Antonio Valencia was voted Man Utd's fans' and players' player of the year for last season, along with Utd's goal of the season.

Manchester United Squad Review 2012-13 Part II

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DEFENCE

Name: Rafael
Position: RB
Age: 22
Summary: A coming-of-age season for the Brazilian, perhaps best shown in his growing maturity. Known in previous times for performing rash challenges, as demonstrated on the Paul Scholes How-to-tackle-for-youngsters DVD, but showed significant improvements during 2012-2013.

Fernando Torres

SEASON REVIEW - JUNE: AVB appointed and talks the talk!.

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Hello everyone,

As the season has finished and we can't wait for another one to start, I thought I would take an in depth look back at last season and go through key moments that happened.

So, let's start at the beginning back in June 2011 as AVB was appointed our manager.

JUNE 2011 - AVB Appointed.

SEASON REVIEW - JULY: WINS, PRESSING AND AVB'S FRUSTRATIONS!

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Following on from June we now move into July 2011 and our pre season begins. There are constant rumours flying around about potential signings, AVB keeps talking the talk and an injury blow hits us. Here we go!.

So the month started with AVB spouting off more about what he and his technical staff look to to achieve.

The Rest

Season review: Andre Blake

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The Union's No. 1 has been nominated for Goalkeeper of the Year again, so clearly his season went well. But it's less clear what lies ahead for the Jamaican international.

Liverpool Results Comparison [Infographic]

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See also: the 2012-13, 2011-12, 2010-11, and 2009-10 versions.



versus club:
• United (1st to 7th) = +6
• City (2nd to 1st) = +1
• Chelsea (3rd to 3rd) = -2
•Arsenal (4th to 4th) = +2
• Tottenham (5th to 6th) = +3
• Everton (6th to 5th) = +3
• West Brom (8th to 17th) = +4
• Swansea (9th to 12th) = 0
• West Ham (10th to 13th) = +2
•Norwich (11th to 18th) = 0
• Fulham (12th to 19th) = 0
•Stoke (13th to 9th) = +5
• Southampton (14th to 8th) = 0
•Villa (15th to 15th) = +1
•Newcastle (16th to 10th ) = 0
•Sunderland (17th to 14th) = +2
• Relegated/Promoted 1 (Wigan 18th to Cardiff 20th) = 0
• Relegated/Promoted 2 (Reading 19th to Hull 16th) = -1
• Relegated/Promoted 3 (QPR 20th to Palace 11th) = -2

Be better against the promoted sides.

2013-14 Dallas Sidekicks Fate Sealed by Two Decisions

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In some other universe out there, this column would be telling you about how the Dallas Sidekicks defeated Hidalgo La Fiera Thursday night in front of 5,800 fans at the Allen Event Center in the Central Division Final. Right now our indoor heroes should be starting to make plane reservations for the PASL Final Four in Chicago next week.

Season review: Michael Farfan

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Where has the dynamic winger gone? And who is this passive central midfielder wearing his number? Michael Farfan's frustrating year leaves a lot of open questions going into the offseason.

San Antonio Scorpions: Season review

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The Inaugural season for the San Antonio Scorpions came to a close this weekend, as the Alamo city fell 2-1 at home (2-1 aggregate) to defending champion Minnesota Stars in the semifinals. A 21st minute red card was given to golden boot winner Pablo Campos, who had earlier given them the lead, after a head butt during an altercation.