Here is a link to every article on the site. I also previously wrote a weekly piece for a website called World Football Columns, and a list of my articles for them can be found here.
A Question Of Balance – Good up front but poor at the back – where are Liverpool going wrong?
Why Liverpool Won’t Finish Fourth – Problems at the back are to blame…
The Truth About Pepe Reina’s Errors – A stat regarding Reina that is doing the rounds on Twitter is way off the mark.
Twenty Game Form Guide – Self-explanatory (though worth reading!)
Why Last Seasons 3-0 Defeat Shows Liverpool Can Beat Manchester City – The stats suggest last season’s loss was not the walkover the scoreline suggests…
Coutinho: The Lowdown – A look at the new boy’s stats.
Managing Liverpool’s Small Squad – How has Brendan Rodgers used his resources in the league and cups?
Bad Day At Boundary Park – Liverpool went out of the FA Cup to League One Oldham. I won’t blame you for not wanting to revisiting that one!
What You Need To Finish Fourth; Are Liverpool Close - With every good win, the talk of Liverpool making next season’s Champions League hots up. Is this a realistic goal this season?
What-Ifs Are Usually Worthless, But… – …occasionally they can provide genuine hope for the future.
Rodgers’ Young Guns – Liverpool lead the way in blooding youngsters this season, have a read!
Sneijder: Gala’s Gain and Liverpool’s Loss – After a rumoured move to Liverpool didn’t happen, have the Reds missed out on Wesley Sneijder? The stats suggest not…
Liverpool 5 Norwich 0 Stats Round Up – Lots of impressive numbers following a fantastic performance by the Reds.
Liverpool vs Norwich City Preview – Fairly self explanatory I’d have thought…
Error Log – The Reds are gifting their opponents too many goals this season, and here is the charge sheet!
Are Liverpool Progressing? – A look at this season’s stats compared to those from the last campaign.
The Dan and Van Show – A comparison of Sturridge and van Persie ahead of the East Lancs derby at Old Trafford.
Daniel’s Decent Debut – A review of Sturridge’s scoring debut at Mansfield in the FA Cup.
Daniel Sturridge: In Numbers – The lowdown on Liverpool’s new signing in January 2013.
Liverpool’s Scoring And Defending Is Showing Progress – Compared to lots of previous campaigns, the Reds are performing better.
Carra’s Cameos – The veteran is getting lots of substitute appearances, and I think I can explain why…
Liverpool vs Aston Villa Preview – The stats suggest a comfortable Reds win – oops!
The First Time I Ever Saw The Reds – Fairly self-explanatory!
Blame Suárez - Liverpool’s striker is more harshly treated by refs than most entire teams are.
West Ham United vs Liverpool Preview – I think it’ll be 0-0 (it wasn’t!)
Fergie And Penalty Myths – The United manager lies to protect his team; surely not?!
Udinese vs Liverpool: Europa League Preview – Can the Reds get the win they need to assure progress?
Spurs v Liverpool Statistical Preview – Liverpool travel to White Hart Lane to face Spurs; should they expect to win?
Liverpool’s Late Scoring Woes Aren’t So Bad – The Reds are the only team in the Premier League without a goal after the 75 minute mark. Is that such a problem?
Brendan Rodgers: Making Progress? – An in-depth look (for The Tomkins Times) at Rodgers’ stats, compared to Dalglish’s.
Chelsea Fans Are Mad Not To Want To Rafa – The don’t want him, but here’s why they should.
Spain: The Through Ball Kings – The top performers in the Premier League all hail from the same nation…
Selling Suárez Would Be Senseless – With rumours of an approach from Manchester City, the stats show that Liverpool can not afford to lose the Uruguayan striker.
Rodgers Requires Reina – Pepe’s passing stats show what he offers that Jones can not.
Liverpool’s Problems Are Clear Cut – An investigation into the quality of chance that the Reds create.
Rodge and Hodge – A Little Context – As the two managers have had similar results at Liverpool, here’s a look at the difficulty of their fixtures.
Pressing Issues – Brendan Rodgers is known to want his teams to press the opposition; are Liverpool doing this effectively yet?
Statistics And Perspective – I disagreed with some of the media’s analysis of the Merseyside derby, and here’s why.
Brad Jones: Liverpool’s Number One? – The stats show the reserve is outperforming Reina at present.
Merseyside Derby Preview – Ahead of the match at Goodison, what do the stats suggest the result might be?
Who’s The Ref? – The Liverpool stats for various refs.
Should Rodgers Join The Hunt For Huntelaar? – The stats suggest he should…
Individuals Are Performing, Now For The Team – Liverpool players top a number of statistical rankings in the 2012/13 Premier League. Here’s which ones!
Myths #4: Foreign Players Dive More Often Than British Ones – The stats prove otherwise…
Ref Justice – A look at how the men in black have been treating the Reds.
Howard Webb, Penalties, and Manchester United – The stats suggest that Webb favours United over the other top English sides…
Back Four Blunders, And Why They’re Happening – Liverpool’s defence are making a lot of errors this season, here’s why I think that is.
Striker Light: Send For Gerrard? – The Reds’ striking options are limited; could Gerrard be the answer?
Patience Required – For once, I’m talking about the Liverpool team rather than their fans…
Barcelona, Alex Song, and Moneyball – A particular stat may explain why the Catalan club purchased the Cameroonian.
Rodgers Stopped Suárez, Can He Get More Out Of Him? – A look at Suárez’ performances against Swansea last season. If Rodgers can stop him as he did, surely he can exploit the hitman’s talents?
Joe Allen: £15m Bargain – The Welshman ranks favourably in the Premier League at numerous keyt statistics, take a look!
One Point From Nine, But Too Early To Panic – After another poor result (this time against Arsenal) I try to explain why a lack of cohesion is to be expected from Liverpool at present.
Liverpool Summer 2012 Transfer Review – My takes on the pros and cons of the ins and outs at Anfield.
Flat Track Failures – The Reds’ recent record against the worst teams in the division is astonishingly poor…
Who Is Samed Yesil? – Liverpool’s new signing is far from a household name. What are his stats like?
Walcott to Liverpool? – The Gunner oribably won’t end up at Anfield, but the stats suggest he could prove to be a valuable asset of he does.
The Trouble With Statistics – A comparison of the stats from Liverpool’s matches with West Brom and Man City. Which one did they lose 3-0?
Nuri Sahin – Welcome To Liverpool – The Reds’ loan signing had some very impressive stats for Borussia Dortmund, read more.
2012/13 Predictions – Self-explanatory!
Reds Show Some Improvement Against WBA. No, Really – Despite a 3-0 loss, certain key stats showed promise…
Cardiff Craig; Liverpool’s Loss? – As Bellamy leaves Liverpool for the second time, a look at what he gave the Reds (stats-wise) last season.
Daniel Agger – The Interceptor – A look at the Dane’s injury record and stats, as fans decide whether it’s the right time to cash in.
Passing Progress – It’s early days for Brendan Rodgers at Anfield, but Liverpool are seeing a lot more of the ball already…
Jamie Carragher: 700 (and counting) Not Out – A tribute to Carra.
Luis Suarez: Pantomime Villain – Football fans around the UK boo Suarez because he is considered to be a cheat. How does he fare compare to his contemporaries in the ‘dark arts’?
Lucas Leiva: Top Tackler – The Brazilian didn’t make or win the most tackles in the 2011/12 Premier League, but only due to a lack of playing time…
Michael Owen: The Red Devil - A piece praising Michael Owen. Controversial!
Evra-gate: The Impact on Suárez Performance – How did an accusation of racial abuse affect Luis Suárez’ productivity on the pitch?
Swansea Stats: Brendan’s Bravery Shines Through – A look at the stats behind Swansea’s impressive 2011/12 campaign that enabled Rodgers to get the Liverpool job. Compares them to the Reds, and other promoted sides too.
Robin van Persie: 2011/12 Distorts The Picture – A rare non-Liverpool column, looking at how RvP’s stats were distinctly average prior to this season.
The Decline of Pepe Reina – The Spaniard’s save percentage has been on a downward slope since his first season…
England at Euro 2012: A Statistical Horrorshow – The Three Lions underwhelmed in Poland & Ukraine as these stats show…
Euro 2012: Can England Reach The Semis? – A comparison between the group stage stats for the Three Lions and the Azzurri.
Rogers’ Rocky Road – A look at Liverpool’s fixture list for 2012/13, and where they can improve on last season.
Luis Suárez: A Creator, Not A Goalscorer – Or so the stats suggest…
Liverpool’s Wasted Wages – Liverpool’s top six earners added very little to the team in 2011/12…
Put Your Hands Up For Dirk Kuyt – As the popular Dutchman leaves Anfield, here are some interesting stats about him, plus a clip of my favourite Kuyt goal.
Liverpool FC 2011/12 In Stats: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly – An end of season round up of the facts and figures behind Liverpool’s Premier League campaign.
Andy Carroll: Finding Form – The Geordie giant plays better when given a run in the team, and here’s the numbers to prove it.
It’s A Rich Man’s World: Liverpool vs Man City – A simple graph to show the gulf in spending between the two clubs.
Stewart Drowning In Expectation – The stats show Downing has ability, so why hasn’t his first season at Anfield been a success?
Kenny Dalglish: Best Opening To A Premier League Career By Any Liverpool Manager – Despite a poor run at the end of 2011/12, Dalglish had a very good opening to his reign…
Kenny Goes, Who Comes In? – A view on the challenge that would face the likes of Roberto Martinez if he were appointed Liverpool manager, and also consideration is given to Rafa Benitez returning to the club.
1-0 To Someone Else – A piece on how a lack of 1-0 wins has cost Liverpool a top four finish this season.
The Root Of Liverpool’s Current Problems – Illustrates the value of a settled defence, and how a lack of one has impacted the Reds this season.
Liverpool vs Chelsea: FA Cup Final Preview – Some interesting stats ahead of the match. With hindsight, perhaps Kenny Dalglish should’ve read it…
Hodgson and England: The Stats Don’t Bode Well – A look at how Hodgson’s career stats stack up compared to previous England managers.
Shot Placement: The Suárez Show – Liverpool beat Norwich City 3-0 at Carrow Road, and this explains why.
Kenny Dalglish Should Remain As Manager. Here’s Why… – A rare stats-free opinion piece on why the King deserves another season in the Anfield hotseat.
Nineteen Wins Required – A look at what Liverpool need to do next season to make the top four (the clue is in the title!)
Liverpool Are In The (Right) Zone – The Reds are playing their football in the right part of the pitch, so how many goals should they be scoring?
Shot Difference and Goal Efficiency – A piece on how efficient each Premier League team is at both ends of the pitch.
Moneyball Statistics and Damien Comolli – A piece for The Tomkins Times analysing what effect Liverpool’s former director of football may have had upon recruitment and tactics at Anfield.
Lies, Damned Lies, And Statistics – There are a lot of stats portraying Liverpool in a negative light flying around, and I have tried to give them some context to show that things aren’t that bad at present.
Liverpool Need Agger Back, And Fast – The stats show just how much the Reds have missed their Danish centre-back this season. Take a look if you don’t believe me!
Quantifying Progress, From Roy To Kenny – It seems obvious that Liverpool are better now than they were early on last season, but exactly by how much?
Liverpool’s Form Under Kenny Dalglish – A look at how poor the Reds’ form is in relation to the early part of Dalglish’s tenure.
Woodwork Woes, And What-If’s – Whilst it’s well known that Liverpool have hit the post or bar a lot this season, which games has it really mattered in?
Shot Placement: Gerrard’s Impact Against Everton – The captain bagged a hat-trick against the Toffees, but what part did his shot placement play in that?
Missing Maxi – A look at certain stats which suggest the Argentine should be getting more game time for Liverpool.
Roy vs Kenny: 20 Game Comparison – How much have the Reds improved from last season to this, based on the opening twenty league matches?
To Care Or Not To Care? The Carling Cup – I was fortunate enough to attend the Carling Cup final, so here are my thoughts on the match and what the trophy means to Liverpool.
Wanted: One Midfield Dynamo To Partner Uruguayan Hitman – Whilst Liverpool are not playing to their full potential at the moment, it’s worth considering how little time Gerrard and Suarez have played together. Take a read!
The Scouser Report: Stuck Like A Scratched Record – The recurring themes of the season for the Reds continued in a 1-0 win over QPR; here’s my take on it.
A Game Of Two Halves, Or Key Sixths? – A look at what spells in matches have Liverpool dominated andwhich they have been under the cosh.
Does Andy Carroll Have Time On His Side? – Andy Carroll hasn’t convinced Reds fans of his worth yet, but has he had enough time on the pitch to prove his worth?
A Plea For Perspective – After Liverpool lost to Fulham, the forums went into meltdown. Here’s my take on why things really aren’t that bad.
The Challenge Facing Jay Spearing – With Lucas now injured for the rest of the season, do Spearing’s stats suggest he can adequately replace the Brazilian?
Jeepers Keepers Update: Hart Stopper – Joe Hart kept Liverpool largely at bay against Anfield, how did he do compared to his form for the rest of the season?
The Scouser Report: The Blues Are Still Blue – My review of Liverpool’s league win at Stamford Bridge in November 2011
Jeepers Keepers – A look at the stats for the goalkeepers for Liverpool’s league opponents, to see if they have been overperforming against the Reds.
What If…Liverpool Were Scoring In Line With The Previous Form? – A theoretical look at how the Reds would be doing in the league if they were converting as many shots as in previous seasons.
Myths #3: Hodgson’s Liverpool Record Compares Closely To Dalglish’s – A look at how their league records compare.
Simon Kuper: Soccernomics Man – I was recently fortunate enough to interview the author who was publicising his latest book, and here it is in full.
Stewart Downing : A Closer Look – Downing has yet to score or provide an assist for Liverpool. How are his stats comparing to those from last season?
Liverpool’s Defensive Issues – How is Liverpool’s defensive record shaping up in comparison to the previous three seasons?
Carroll and Crosses – A look at the correlation between how accurate Liverpool’s crossing has been this season in relation to how long Andy Carroll has been on the pitch.
Luis Suárez: Sharp Shooter? – The Uruguayan has been criticised for being wasteful in front of goal, but how does he compare with Fernando Torres?
Wasting Chances – Liverpool 2011/12 – It appears that Liverpool have been missing a lot of chances so far this season, is that the case?
Will Meireles Be Missed? – A look at how Raul Meireles’ stats compared with those of Gerrard, Adam, Henderson, Downing, Lucas and Aquilani.
Bass Tuned To Brighton: Albion 1 Liverpool 2 – My review of the Carling Cup match I was lucky enough to attend.
Kenny Dalglish and the Points Per Game Ratio – How are Liverpool doing under Kenny Dalglish compared to top four sides from previous seasons?
Arsenal 0 Liverpool 2: How important was the sending off? – A review of the match before and after Frimpong’s red card, using The Guardian’s chalkboards.
All I Am Saying is Give Carroll A Chance – The Geordie striker may not have set Anfield alight yet, but here’s some context as to why.
Myths #2: Liverpool Have Been Poor Away From Home For Ages – A look at the Reds’ league performances away from Anfield over the past eight seasons.
First Day Fairness – How often have Liverpool started at home in the Premier League, and how does that compare to other clubs?
Liverpool FC’s Squad Availability 2010/11 – a look at how much of the league season each player played for Liverpool, and what impact that had.
Myths #1: Lucas Only Passes Backwards – Busting the myth of the Brazilian’s passing statistics.
Pass and Move vs Pass and Hoof: Liverpool’s Passing Statistics 2010/11 – Liverpool passed more accurately under Roy Hodgson than they did under Kenny Dalglish. How so, and how come the King’s team were more successful?
Goal Involvement: The Top Six – A look at which players in the Premier League that have had involvement in goals most regularly during 2010/11.
Chance Creators – A Closer Look – The information on which players created the most chances last season is broken down further.
John W Henry – Engaging The Fans (Part Two) – A follow-up Q&A on Twitter by the Liverpool FC owner, following the first one listed below.
Does Joe Cole Have A Future At Liverpool? – My assessment of Joe Cole’s first 12 months for Liverpool, and whether I think he deserves to stay in L4.
Daniel Agger: Retain The Dane – My reasons for wanting to keep Agger at Anfield, in spite of his injury record.
John W Henry – Engaging The Fans – A transcript of a question-and-answer session (of sorts) that John Henry conducted on Twitter.
Paying The Penalty – A look at which teams in the Premier League have won the most, and conceded the fewest, penalties over the last 12 seasons.
Is Charlie Adam The Right Man For Liverpool? – Self explanatory! But with a suggestion for an alternate target as well.
The Cost Of Carroll – Was the price paid by Liverpool for Andy Carroll fair, and what was the context?
Liverpool Should Take A Chance On… (Part Two) – A look at which Spanish midfielder Liverpool should perhaps take a transfer punt on.
Downing vs Young: 2010/11 – Are Liverpool going after the right Villa player in Downing?
Pepe Reina vs The Goalkeepers’ Union – How did Reina rank against his Premier League rivals in 2010/11?
The Effectiveness (Or Not) Of Corners – How often is a goal scored from a corner in the Premier League?
Suárez vs Torres: New Kids On The Block – How did the two strikers compare when first playing for Liverpool?
David N’gog – Definite Potential – How realistic is a £7m valuation of N’gog? How do his stats match up against the top strikers in England?
Liverpool Should Take A Chance On… – Which player from the Premier League should Liverpool try to purchase?
Rafa’s ‘Rant’ – The Context – How did the lead in the Premier League alter following the ‘rant’ by Rafael Benitez?
Rafa’s ‘Rant’ – The Facts – People say that Benitez’ ‘rant’ cost Liverpool the title in 2009, is this really the case?
Kenny Dalglish: Manager Of The Year – Why I believe Dalglish should be the 2011 manager of the year.
Europa League Ups & Downs – A statistical look at Liverpool’s Europa League campaign in 2010/11.
Luis Suárez – The Man And The Myths – A look at Suárez’ record over the last two-and-a-half years for Ajax.
Andy Carroll – A Closer Look – What were Carroll’s stats like for Newcastle in the first half of this season?
Christian Poulsen – Defending The Indefensible? – Has Liverpool’s Danish midfielder been as bad as people make out?
Defence and Defence-ability – How much worse has Liverpool’s defence been this season compared to the Benitez era?
Roy vs Rafa: Endgame – How do the two managers compare over the final 20 league games of their tenures in charge at Anfield?
Comparison: Roy 2010/11 vs Rafa 2004/05 – Both were the new man at Liverpool, how did they fare?
Progress? Roy 2010/11 vs Rafa 2009/10 – Rafa was replaced by Roy, did Mr Hodgson improve Liverpool’s fortunes?
Sub Standard? Rafa’s Subs Record – Benitez is often criticised about the timing and impact of his substitutions, but is that fair?