John Aldridge has been writing in the Liverpool Echo (here) about how poor the Reds are at corners.
“The situation with Liverpool corners and set-pieces in general has gone from the sublime to the ridiculous… from our own corners, we don’t look like we even know what we’re doing.”
Regular readers will know that this is exactly the sort of thing I like to look into, so here’s what I found.
In a recent piece I wrote on Liverpool’s predictable problems (see here), one of the issues I highlighted was that the Reds were highly unlikely to match last season’s record haul of twenty-six league goals from set pieces. As the following tweets illustrate, it seems that there is a widespread perception that Brendan Rodgers’ men are particularly struggling with their corners this season:
Are these opinions justified, or are things not as straightforward? I’ve taken a closer look.