Using data from http://www.eplindex.com, I thought it’d be interesting to investigate what percentage of passes that Steven Gerrard has played long this season. The trend makes for interesting viewing:
The total figure for the season has risen for the last eight games in a row, and the trend has been upwards for over half the season.
Is Gerrard ignoring Rodgers’ preference for short passing? Or has Rodgers abandoned his principles and asked Gerrard to do what he does best, and spray the ball around?
I’m a statto rather than a tactician; anyone who knows, please comment below!