It’s probably a bit early for stats like this. But I am annoyed, and reactionary, and have a blog. So here’s a look at last season’s league goals scored and conceded, and the same stats through three games so far this year. I’m using ‘per game’ numbers so there’s some sort of comparison although, admittedly, three games is one hell of a small sample size.
Not much difference between the goals scored. And you don’t need a chart to tell you that Liverpool’s conceded too many goals, having lost twice. Duh. But the discrepancy is a bit alarming.
To hammer home the comparison, Liverpool’s conceded five goals in three games. Last season, it took eight league games, until Wigan on October 18th, for Liverpool to concede five.
Last season (league):
1st half goals: 28 (.74 per game)
2nd half goals 49 (1.29 per game)
1st half conceded: 12 (.32 per game)
2nd half conceded: 15 (.39 per game)
Through three games this season:
1st half goals: 2 (.67 per game)
2nd half goals: 4 (1.33 per game)
1st half conceded: 3 (1.00 per game)
2nd half conceded: 2 (.67 per game)