Pepe Reina vs The Goalkeepers’ Union

Pepe Reina vs The Goalkeepers’ Union
June 9, 2011 Andrew Beasley

By Andrew Beasley (Beezdog)

Earlier in the season, I wrote a piece about Liverpool’s defensive struggles. Although that side of the game (like all others) picked up under Kenny Dalglish, the Reds still finished with 44 goals in the against column, their worst posting since 1998-99 (interestingly, that was the last season that also featured two managers).

It could have been worse: extrapolate Roy Hodgson’s defensive record to a full season, and Liverpool would have conceded 51 goals. This would have been their worst figure in a 38 game season in the Premier League era.