The Rise of Shaqiri, and the Importance of Our Attacking Full-Backs: Liverpool FC Data Viz Round Up

The Rise of Shaqiri, and the Importance of Our Attacking Full-Backs: Liverpool FC Data Viz Round Up
November 21, 2018 Andrew Beasley

Episode Three

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We last checked in with our intrepid heroes after their 0-0 draw with Manchester City. Liverpool have played four league games since, winning the three you’d expect them to while drawing at Arsenal. A perfectly acceptable set of results, yet the Reds have gone from level on points with the champions to two behind.

There has also been a pair of tussles with Crvena Zvezda since last we met; a comfortable home win and an embarrassingly poor defeat in Belgrade. Still, that’s W4-D1-L1 record for this period overall, which isn’t the end of the world. Right?

Let’s take a closer look at how the team and the players have been performing over the past six matches, beginning as we always do with:

Expected goals

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