Thursday, November 30, 2006

Something To Cheer About....

It may have been a frustrating night at Anfield but Pepe Reina had good reason to celebrate after Liverpool's goalless draw with Portsmouth on Wednesday.

The clean-sheet Reina kept against Pompey was his 26th in 48 League games for the Reds, meaning he has set a new club goalkeeping record.

No previous Liverpool keeper has registered more shut-outs in their first 50 full matches.

Last season the Spanish stopper kept a club record 11 successive clean sheets between October 29 and December 15.

Clean Sheets and goals conceded by Liverpool goalkeepers in their first 50 (full) League games

Jose Reina* - Clean Sheets: 26, Goals Conceded: 36
Ray Clemence - Clean Sheets: 25, Goals Conceded: 33
Bruce Grobbelaar - Clean Sheets: 25, Goals Conceded: 39
Jerzy Dudek - Clean Sheets: 25, Goals Conceded: 41
Harry Storer - Clean Sheets: 18, Goals Conceded: 57
Ted Doig - Clean Sheets: 18, Goals Conceded: 62
Sander Westerveld - Clean Sheets: 17, Goals Conceded: 50
Mike Hooper - Clean Sheets: 17, Goals Conceded: 59
Sam Hardy - Clean Sheets: 15, Goals Conceded: 56
Cyril Sidlow - Clean Sheets: 15, Goals Conceded: 58
David James - Clean Sheets: 14, Goals Conceded: 59
Tommy Lawrence - Clean Sheets: 14, Goals Conceded: 60
Bill Perkins - Clean Sheets: 14, Goals Conceded: 67
Elisha Scott - Clean Sheets: 14, Goals Conceded: 70
Charlie Ashcroft - Clean Sheets: 13, Goals Conceded: 69
Bert Slater - Clean Sheets: 13, Goals Conceded: 71
Tommy Younger - Clean Sheets: 12, Goals Conceded: 67
Doug Rudham - Clean Sheets: 10, Goals Conceded: 88
Kenny Campbell - Clean Sheets: 10, Goals Conceded: 91
Russell Crossley - Clean Sheets: 8, Goals Conceded: 87
Arthur Riley - Clean Sheets: 8, Goals Conceded: 95

(Criteria: 'Keepers have to play the full game for the clean sheet to be awarded. However, if injured, substituted or sent-off having conceded during that game the appearance counts.)

*Reina has played only 48 games

3 comments:

Hafiz said...

the table probably looks too overated haha ..

Chee Sheng said...

wow, Dudek is up there with the legends too! cant believe that we actually got 2 GKs of such quality at one same time (although Dudek is makes more mistakes >.<)
our success last season was due to the defense + GK. Our poor start was due to the collapse of that. Now that the clean sheets are coming back... and with Alonso a possibility this weekend, im hoping that we can finally break our away duck against Wigan...
I'm not giving up hope... i hope that Liverpool can end up 3rd... now now.. Bellamy start scoring damnit! u should be happy as hell now that u are cleared of all dumb charges... those darn attention seeking money grubbing bitches... I love it when i read Bellamy say : 'Not you. If I was looking at anyone it would be those two girls over there. They're far prettier than you.'

DROGBALLS said...

Haha I saw Bellamy's reaction to the girls and I nearly spilled my tea on the keyboard. Bugger, she must've been hurt emotionally heh.

Anyway it's true that this season our defence isn't as solid as the last. Players have found it difficult to recreate the form of last season because it was so good that we have all forgotten how it felt to 'concede' a goal.

I hope Alonso will be back for the Wigan game because he'll be such a big boost.