Progressive, inventive football is the way ahead; the age of the dinosaur has passed - football

Progressive, inventive football is the way ahead; the age of the dinosaur has passed



When Divock Origi headed Liverpool into a 4-0 lead on Friday night, my friend turned to me in the briefly silenced Murderers pub and said what we were all thinking: ?I can?t believe it.?
Before kick-off, another friend (who doesn?t follow football) asked how likely it was for Norwich to snatch a win, so I showed him the betting app on my phone ? City were 20/1 against. He told me that must be worth a quid ? I responded with a patronising shake of the head.
But we actually looked good. So good that, as Liverpool kept scoring goals – one, two, then three inside half an hour ? a cruel sense of injustice reverberated around the pub as Origi made it four. Norwich kept attacking quickly and incisively, though. We were matching them stride for stride, if you forget the number of goals each team had scored. But what did we expect" If you go to Anfield and don?t park the bus, you?re going to get slaughtered, right"
Well, not exactly.
Bear in mind that last season in the Premier League, Liverpool scored 55 goals at Anfield, conceding just 10. In fact, they conceded just 40 shots on target ? they are defensively immense.
Let?s take the eleven teams that were most offensively impotent against them though ? not necessarily the sides that ?parked the bus? but those sides that registered six shots or fewer throughout the game.
Of those sides, the Reds beat Huddersfield 5-0, West Ham 4-0, Watford 5-0, Newcastle 4-0, Burnley 4-2 (the Clarets had just three shots) and Cardiff...
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