Benteke’s Evolution

Liverpool has been an interesting team the past three years because they, well, look totally different each season. In the 2013/2014 season, the SAS combo of Suarez and Sturridge wreaked havoc on opposing English defenses scoring a combined 52 goals. Steven Gerrard fed ball after ball when SAS wasn’t doing it for each other, while up-and-comers Jordan Henderson and Philippe Coutinho learned how to replicate the magic in front of them . Then, all of a sudden, Suarez was at Barcelona, Sturridge was out, and Gerrard finally showed his age. The offense went from absolutely explosive, to absolutely dismal within the matter of a few months. Brendan Rogers could not muster up enough offense to even be considered presentable, despite the additions of Mario Balotelli and the shift of Raheem Sterling from the wing to striker. At the beginning of the 2015/2016 season, Rogers was ousted for his team’s poor performance, but not before adding former Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke.

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Introduction Pt. 2, From The Other Guy

Hello, it’s Writer Number Two. Yes, Ty is not the only one who will be producing material: my name is Austin Casel, and I am a contributor for Box-to-Box Analytics. I’m from the same small town as Ty, and happen to align quite well in statistical thinking and observation. We are two college students quite passionate about analysis, and have decided to create a blog to bring our intellect to soccer. Here’s where my perspective comes from…

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