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Liverpool FC Young and Old Players: A detailed analysis

Liverpool FC Young and Old Players: A detailed analysis

Liverpool FC young and old players

Who are the young and old players at Liverpool?

We have divided players into three divisions in the current Liverpool squad.

Below 25: Young

25-29: Prime

29+: Old

Let us take a look in the current Liverpool squad and see their distribution.

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Over the years we have had many old players to have excelled at the club including; Steven Gerrard, Jamie Carragher, Javier Masceranho, Fernando Torres and many more.

 

GOALKEEPERS:

Alisson Becker: 26 years old

Simon Mignolet: 31 years old

Virgil Van Dijk: 28 years old

Joe Gomez: 22 years old

Joel Matip: 27 years old

Dejan Lovren: 30 years old

Sepp Van Der Berg: 17 years old

Andrew Robertson: 25 years old

Trent Alexander-Arnold: 20 years old

Nathaniel Clyne: 28 years old

Fabinho : 25 years old

Naby Keita: 24 years old

Gini Wijnaldum: 28 years old

Jordan Henderson: 29 years old

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain: 25 years old

James Milner: 33 years old

Adam Lallana: 31 years old

Sadio Mane: 27 years old

Ben Woodburn: 19 years old

Mo Salah: 27 years old

Xherdan Shaqiri: 27 years old

Harry Wilson: 22 years old

Roberto Firmino: 27 years old

Divock Origi: 24 years old

 

Number of young Players: 6

Number of Players in their prime: 13

Number of old Players: 5

The squad details show that there are over 50% of the players who are in their prime. Of the remaining, a quarter are youngsters and the rest are old people.

Let us now analyse the same situation position wise.

Players in Defense: 10

Young: 3

Prime: 5

Old: 2

Once again, we see the division in defence is also brilliant. 50% of the players are in their prime. To add more to this, we must not forget that of the 30% of young players, two are regular starters in Alexander Trent-Arnold and Joe Gomez. Only two players are old, neither of whom start.

 

Players in Midfield: 7

Young: 1

Prime: 4

Old: 2

We see here as well that almost 60% of the players are in their prime. There is only 1 young player, in Naby Keita who is tipped to do really well already. Amongst the old players, one was super talented whose injury has halted his career but the other one is 33 years old James Milner who leads the squad without the armband.

Players in Attack: 7

Young: 3

Prime: 4

Old: 0

This is once again testimonial to how well balanced the squad is. 4 of the 7 players are in their prime with three extremely well talented youngsters and 0 people who are old.

Analysis:

The job Jurgen Klopp has done in the squad is shown here. He took over an aged squad with slow players and now by spending a decent amount, he has overhauled the squad. Also, he has won the Champions League to boot while doing this.

This Liverpool squad are doing brilliantly well and can be expected to do so more often in the future given their obvious time in hand.

It is important for Klopp to have such a team because the players are young which means Klopp can implement his Geggenpressing style of football. The players need to run fast, press endlessly and keep doing so for the whole of ninety minutes meaning that they have to perfect the team who can keep up the tempo for all of the match.

Hence, it is important to have young legs, who can perfect the game in Klopp’s style and make sure the players do not slow down in any second of any match which would have been a bigger possibility with older players.

Where to change:

Defence: The defence is as close as it gets to being perfect. However, they still lack a second centre back for Virgil Van Dijk who can pick up the pace and slack. VVD is one of the best in the world but even he needs something to trust alongside him in defence from time to time in an otherwise perfect defence.

Midfield:The team has a brilliant mix of youth and age and players in their prime. However, their midfield despite being perfect on paper in terms of players, need some change. The change is needed more in personnel and personality and type of player in midfield rather than age problems.

They need an attacking midfielder who can play with the ball, and move the ball around and create attacks with it and pull the strings of attack.

Attack: The attack is untouchable, yes. They have three world class superstars and one brilliant backup who can polish off Barcelona. However, they need another back up in the wings who can take over given the long season English teams play in football.

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