Before the great battle with Chelsea at the weekend, Liverpool suddenly revealed very bad and shocking statistics for the fans.
Liverpool has just lost the winning circuit since the beginning of the season until now after a 2-0 defeat to Napoli in the Champions League. This weekend, teachers and students Jurgen Klopp continue to face another big challenge, as a guest of Chelsea in the Premier League. The Stamford Bridge team also lost to Valencia in the middle of the week.
The two teams faced each other in the European Super Cup match and Liverpool won the penalty shootout after both drew together in 90 minutes. In this rematch, things maybe even more difficult for “The Kop” when they have to play on Stamford Bridge.
According to statistics from the Premier League, Liverpool only has 1 victory in the last 12 times to be the guest of the remaining 5 teams in the Top 6 (draw 6, lose 5). This is really an unbelievable statistic for the army that is considered beat somewhere by Jurgen Klopp. This achievement is even worse than Crystal Palace (5 wins) and of course inferior to Man City (7 wins).
Another stat that makes many people startled is that Liverpool only kept a clean sheet in 1 match out of the last 8 matches of this season (in all competitions). The last time Liverpool did not concede was a victory over Burnley (August 31). Comparing with the last 8 matches of last season is really different (6 matches kept clean sheets).
The difference between Liverpool last season and this season lies in the name Alisson Becker. The Brazilian goalkeeper is injured and his replacement Adrian is only playing at the full shoulders, not to mention a few “gift” situations for the opponent.
Losing the block of trust in Alisson, Van Dijk alone could not shoulder all the responsibility. The Dutch centre-back is still playing stably and statistically, even Liverpool’s No. 4 is playing better defence than last season.
However, the problem lies in the Liverpool centre-back duo is too blood to join the attack. Many times the goal of “The Kop” falls into an alert state when the opponent counterattacks. Van Dijk was the fastest player in the Champions League last season but the centre-back has repeatedly shown a lack of breath when chasing strikers in the Premier League this season.
Liverpool is still very good results, but if not continue to let this situation happen, it is still difficult to predict. Remember, the Premier League still has 33 more rounds so there are still many opportunities for Liverpool and other teams.