So I've been a bad Liverpool blogger lately. I didn't see either of the first two friendlies, and was out of town all weekend as well. But I should get to see Wednesday's friendly against the Thai national team, which is on FSC at 9am.
And since I'm way behind on the weekend's gossip (I'm pretty sure Alonso's still with the club), I've got another infographic to hopefully hold you over. I swear, we'll get back to other type of posts soon, but I do like this graphic, which is about when Liverpool scores goals (and what kind of goals), a lot.
I reckon the graphic makes it pretty clear when Liverpool's most potent. 35 goals in the last 15 minutes. More than double the goals that were scored in any other block of time. The most goals when already ahead, the most go-ahead goals, and the most equalizers.
And it's interesting that Liverpool didn't score any consolation goals in from the 76th to the 90th minute. There were only four "Still Behind"/consolation goals: two came against Spurs in the Carling Cup, and two came in matches where Liverpool was two down and came back (against Man City and Hull City - a win and a draw respectively).
What jumps off the page for me is the late goals. Not just those in the last 15 minutes, which was undoubtedly awesome (18 go-ahead goals and equalizers!), but also at the end of the first half, which was the second highest total. I don't want to call it "proof" of Benitez's fitness methods, but it's damned close. Liverpool's best play seems to come at the end of the season, and the most goals come at the end of the game. Well then.
To save you from counting all 106 circles, the goals break down like this:
Already Ahead: 40
Go-Ahead Goals: 43
Still Behind: 4