10 May 2010

Stats Comparison 09/10

Like last year (and the year before...), I want to start off the season review posts with a comparison of campaigns under Benitez. No prizes for guessing which was the worst of the six. The first one! This year was only second worst in most categories! Hooray!

Liverpool’s league record under Benitez:
04/05:
Home: 12 wins, 4 draws, 3 losses
Away: 5 wins, 3 draws, 11 losses
58 points
05/06:
Home: 15 wins, 3 draws, 1 loss
Away: 10 wins, 4 draws, 5 losses
82 points
06/07:
Home: 14 wins, 4 draws, 1 loss
Away: 6 wins, 4 draws, 9 losses
68 points
07/08:
Home: 12 wins, 6 draws 1 loss
Away: 9 wins, 7 draws, 3 losses
76 points
08/09:
Home: 12 wins, 7 draws
Away: 13 wins, 4 draws, 2 losses
86 points
09/10:
Home: 13 wins, 3 draws, 3 losses
Away: 5 wins, 6 draws, 8 losses
63 points

Away record, away record, away record. I’ll be beating that drum a bit over the next couple of weeks.

League goals for and against:
04/05 – 52 scored, 41 conceded (82 for in all competitions)
05/06 – 57 scored, 25 conceded (104 for in all competitions)
06/07 – 57 scored, 27 conceded (90 for in all competitions)
07/08 – 67 scored, 28 conceded (119 for in all competitions)
08/09 – 77 scored, 27 conceded (106 for in all competitions)
09/10 – 61 scored, 35 conceded (84 for in all competitions)

Top scorer:
04/05: Milan Baros - 9 in the league, 13 in total (Gerrard and Garcia also finished the season with 13 goals)
05/06: Steven Gerrard - 10 in the league, 23 overall
06/07: Peter Crouch - 9 in the league, 18 overall (Kuyt was top scorer in the league with 12)
07/08: Fernando Torres - 24 in the league, 33 overall
08/09: Steven Gerrard – 16 in the league, 24 overall
09/10: Fernando Torres – 18 in the league, 22 overall

Players with double-digit goals in the league:
04/05: 0
05/06: 1 – Gerrard
06/07: 1 – Kuyt
07/08: 2 – Torres, Gerrard
08/09: 3 – Gerrard, Torres, Kuyt
09/10: 1 – Torres

This stat might be the most disappointing regression. Except, of course, the away record.

Clean sheets:
04/05: 7 in the league, 18 overall
05/06: 22 in the league, 33 overall
06/07: 20 in the league, 28 overall
07/08: 18 in the league, 25 overall
08/09: 20 in the league, 26 overall
09/10: 17 in the league, 22 overall

Points behind the league winners:
04/05: 37
05/06: 9
06/07: 21
07/08: 11
08/09: 4
09/10: 23

2 comments:

Matt said...

This is off topic from your post, but Carra in the World Cup is sink or swim for his 10/11 Liverpool season right?

If he get a lot of minutes, Agger, Skrtel and Kyrgiakos become more important next season. Carra could use the time to recoup.

If he mostly gets bench time and some spot caps, that's the best scenario, right? A bit of play, stays fit, stays sharp, and gets some World Cup love.

I really worry about Carra's fitness getting hit after a classic season full on minutes.

nate said...

Ha. Couldn't wait 12 hours?

I had the above post in the tank since Saturday night, but wanted to wait until today, when the squad's to be announced.