West Ham United have struggled to achieve their pre-season ambitions this term and the same could be said for Liverpool, with Jurgen Klopp’s side failing to establish themselves as favourites in the race for Champions League football.
There is a real danger that Anfield could be without football in Europe’s most prestigious competition for another year and Klopp will certainly have to go back to the drawing board this summer, as he seeks signings to make Liverpool potential title contenders.
Reports today have suggested Klopp’s eye has been caught by West Ham United’s 24-year-old midfielder Pedro Obiang, who has performed well during the Hammers’ return to form in the past six weeks, but the statistics show he may not be the right fit.
The most concerning stat for Liverpool fans will be the fact Obiang has committed two defensive errors that have led to goals this season, something that a shaky Reds side cannot afford to have- as there is already too many players within the squad guilty of that.
22 fouls conceded is also not a great tally to boast, as it suggests Obiang leans on the wrong side of the football laws a bit too often. Judging by these numbers, the Reds should perhaps look elsewhere.