As the Raheem Sterling contract saga rumbles interminably on, the following tweet appeared in my timeline on Wednesday night.
The stats here are undoubtedly impressive, not least for a 20 year old playing in a team that has struggled to get close to the heights of 2013/14. They don’t take any account of how much time Sterling has spent on the pitch though, so I’ve taken a closer look by factoring that information in.
This first appeared on The Tomkins Times on 4th July 2013.
Liverpool academy director Frank McParland and his team can be mightily pleased with their achievements in 2012/13. This season was a fantastic year for Liverpool’s academy, as several of its graduates made a real impression upon Brendan Rodgers’ first team.
Seven young Reds (Morgan, Suso, Wisdom, Yesil, Sinclair, Coady and Ibe) made their senior debuts for the club, and Raheem Sterling made his first start after three substitute appearances at the tail end of 2011/12, meaning that the Academy provided more new players for the first team than in any previous season in the Premier League era.
Posted in Andre Wisdom, Brendan Rodgers, Liverpool FC, Premier League, Raheem Sterling, Suso, Youth Team
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I read an interesting stat on the @Optajoe twitter feed today:
6 – Liverpool have named three teenagers in their starting XI six times in the PL this season, no other club has done this once. Youth.
The famous trio is Raheem Sterling, Andre Wisdom and Suso, and here are the matches in question:
Following the latest international break, Liverpool resume Premier League action with a match against newly-promoted Reading at home tomorrow, and the Reds really need a win.
A painful statistic doing the rounds is that both Arsenal and Liverpool have won two league games at Anfield in 2012, and Brendan Rodgers needs the Reds to move onto three home victories sooner rather than later if the pressure on him is not going to start becoming unbearable.
However, using EPLIndex’s excellent ‘Top Stats’ function, I have looked at how certain members of the Liverpool squad are performing, and whilst the team as a whole may not have hit the heights as yet under Rodgers, the stats suggest that a number of players are in fact doing really well individually.
Posted in Brendan Rodgers, Daniel Agger, Goalkeepers, Goals, Joe Allen, Liverpool FC, Lucas Leiva, Luis Suárez, Martin Skrtel, Nuri Sahin, Pepe Reina, Premier League, Shooting Accuracy, Statistical Analysis, Steven Gerrard
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