MNC's ability to retain possession much closer to the goal presents their strikers with substantially more goal scoring opportunities. The strength of their mids allows this.
substantially more goal scoring opportunities? Wow, okay, the fact they only scored 6 more goals than us I think tells a different story and actually makes their attack look worse than it is.
LFC has work to do.
MNC +1500 passes
MNC +76 shots
MNC +34 shots on target
I have hope Ox plus a more settled Fab and Keita will provide more of a threat up the middle next year which in turn frees up the front 3 for uneven fast breaks. LFC's mids need to be better delivering the ball
If their midfield created that many more chances but they only gained 6 more goals than us, and conceded more then I'd say they have more reason to be worried than us and if you think our midfield needs to step it up then I would love to know what you make of the City attack for not gaining more than 6 goals on us from an extra 76 shots and 1500 passes.
This dependence on the back line to generate offense is far from ideal.
When compared to MNC, the contrast in each team's ability to retain possession is striking. LFC leans on their back line and I'd love to see a time of possession stat for this group if such a stat exists.
Well we conceded less goals than them so I wouldn't say our dependency on our defence is an issue at all. The fact that our 2 fullbacks likely gained more assists than the entire City midfield combined...(no I'm not including Sterling and Sane in this because like Salah and Mane, they play in a front 3), whilst keeping more clean sheets and conceding less goals than their defence who do less attacking than ours I think speaks volumes about just how good we actually are.
If anything your post is just signifying how much dependency there is at City from Aguero, Sterling and Sane. City have a better midfield than us in terms of going forward and keeping the ball, but not defensively. Which is something you fail to mention. We have the best defence in the league in terms of defensively and attacking and we have the highest producing attack in the league too. Who gives a sh*t about possession? Controlling possession still led to them losing 4 games this season, the only reason they won the league is because they beat us, which was through a massive amount of luck.
I don't know what your problem is but you always seems to be trying to pick holes and look for negatives that aren't there. You were doing it with Salah recently, the man who had 36 G/A and scored 9 winning goals.
If you love City so much, then go and fill their forums with your rubbish.
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