Ehe Real Madrid is going to face one of the strongest teams in Europe – although now it is not going through its best moment – it is well known. Also that he does it against a six-time European champion. And against a team that wants revenge after the final lost in 2018 in Kiev.
What not everyone knows is that he is also going to face one of the most analytical clubs in the world, one of the most recognized for its advances in the use of data within football. One of the clubs that use the data the most to improve both in terms of talent detection and in terms of physical and game performance.
In this last aspect, Jurgen Klopp’s team has just made the leap to a new concept of sports analysis by becoming the first team to hire the new pioneering service ‘StatsBomb 360’ from the data provider StatsBomb that came out a few weeks ago. A new tool that tries to revolutionize the world of football analysis.
“Until now, the data in the king of football was exclusively events related to the ball, such as passes. Each of these events may have more or less detail: the location, the foot with which it is performed, the height, who it is going to. Directed … Depending on the data provider there will be more or less detail and precision. But this was still partial information, because the analysts did not know where the rest of the players were at all times “, explains Pablo Pea, Head of Innovation at company.
“The new data that Liverpool now handle allow it to meet that demand and, in this way, help answer questions that until now were impossible to ask with the data that had Which players cross lines with their passes most often? Which players are able to receive between the lines? How many defenses does each of the passes overcome? What pass options does a player have open at any given time? How is a team organized defensively? “, He adds.
Klopp and his staff will have a Better perception of how players receive the ball in space, who finds the best lines or breaks the most defensive lines with their passes, how defensively a team is lined up, and who wins in head-to-head situations.
Liverpool try to take advantage of this new weapon already against Madrid in the quarterfinals of the Champions League. Another thing to be how I can take advantage of it Opposite is the king of the competition.
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