How Liverpool plan to score more goals this season
Even though set pieces may only amount to a small number of goals during a season, they are nonethelesss another added variant where goals can come from. Kenny Dalglish seems to have noticed this with the signing of one Charlie Adam. The need to get service to Andy Carroll has been a big focus of Liverpool’s summer transfer spending so far, and the likes of Downing in open play, and Adam from his dangerous in-swinging corners and free kicks will give the team much needed variation to break down opponents, especially at home, who make life difficult.
It doesn’t necessarily mean the team will go long in open play or we focus on set pieces too readily, but it does mean we could have at least 5-10 goals extra by the end of the season, which could have an important bearing on a final league position.
Anyone who watched Charlie Adam play for Blackpool last season saw how his whipped deliveries (generally beyond the first man) caused all sorts of problems, which Carroll could especially captialise on for Liverpool. Whatever you think of Alex Ferguson’s comment that Adam’s set pieces are worth “£10m alone,” there is a some truth that Adam’s dangerous deliveries could prove invaluable by the end of the season.
The Reds are looking to cover all bases in their search for success next season, and even the smallest detail could be crucial. Remember those fine margins.
Article is courtesy of David Tully at Live4Liverpool