If you want angry and reductive reactions to last night’s defeat on the south coast to Southampton, then this analysis will only wind you up. If your answers involve signing lots of players and questioning the manager, then move along quietly. Because looking at the underlying stats (for this, and the all the festive fixtures) Liverpool played well yesterday. Yes, you read that right, the more I look under the surface, the only factor I can find to blame is that we are not testing the opposition goalkeeper enough in recent matches, because the shot volume is there, and chance quality, but we aren’t converting them. Random variation? What laptop-spreadsheet fake-fan nonsense is this? Well, if you pay the money and subscribe I’ll tell you all about it.
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