Jan 25, 2021
The best two English teams in the last several years have been
Liverpool and Manchester City. On the field and off it they are
seen as the among best in the country. However, in one department
Liverpool has recently had a distinct advantage. Due to the work of
Ian Graham Liverpool are widely considered league leaders in their
use of data science. But that might be about to change.
It appears Manchester City is building a data science
department to rival Liverpool's. Last week Training Ground
Guru reported that Manchester City hired Laurie Shaw as their new
Lead AI Scientist, their fourth data-driven hire within a
Today we ask: can Manchester City overtake Liverpool in
English football's data race?
Paul Neilson (@pjneilson
) is the
Director of Performance at SkillCorner, which provides data
services to the Football industry. He was formerly the Head of
Performance Lab at Prozone.