Yes, we know Tony Pulis loves to play the second most boring football in the league (behind Mourinho (!)), and yes, we know they are long ball / dead ball / high ball specialists.
But that’s not why we should be worried.
Here are some stats that might concern you ahead of West Brom’s visit to Anfield this weekend:
- We have only beaten Pulis twice in 14 league games since he won promotion with Stoke City in 2008. He’s managed three different sides in that period, while we have had five different managers.
- We have won 49% of Premier League games since 2008, but only 14% against sides that Pulis has managed.
- We have drawn 25% of our league games since 2008. That figure jumps to 64% against Pulis-managed sides.
- We scored 312 Premier League goals since 2008 – an average of 1.76 a game. That average drops to just 1.0 against Pulis teams.
Are you confident for the game on Saturday? Let us know your predictions in the comments…