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Well, it's easy really; all this good possession and well-worked build-up needs to be turned into more goals. Simple, yes?
Despite having a marginally better chance conversion rate than last season (10 percent vs. 9 percent), Liverpool are still wasting far too many chances. To move up the league table, they need to take their goalscoring opportunities more frequently.
The passing approach is working to an extent. It is helping to create more opportunities in the final third, even though much of the work is done in deeper areas.
Liverpool are still some distance from finding the right tempo for prolonged spells in games. Often the play will slow down and become lethargic and predictable, resulting in many passes but generally achieving nothing before the ball is lost.
This is where statistics become less helpful as opposed to showing where the creativity is coming from.
As we are taking averages over a significant portion of the season (16 matches thus far), these general conclusions together with visual appreciation of the play can still show the direction Liverpool are taking and what remains to be achieved.
Liverpool want better attackers to complement Luis Suarez. The Uruguayan has scored 13 goals in all competitions this season. Another addition or two to add goals while playing in the manner required by the manager would be worth many points to the club this term.
Even more chances would be created if there were, for example, an additional left-sided forward of high quality to make runs central, occupying the spaces Suarez leaves in the box.
It is to be hoped, too, that a January import can add both the finishing and the movement that Liverpool are in need of.
In terms of the passing, though, it's hard to argue that Rodgers' approach is not working.
Statistics from EPLindex.com and WhoScored.com