If you frequent social media, you would have noticed one significant change when the Liverpool team was announced against Southampton on Sunday – it was totally different to the leaked one that had been posted the day before the game.
Social media erupted, with many delighted by the apparent team.
Alas, when the teamsheet appeared at 3.15pm on Sunday afternoon, it was the same XI that had started against Tottenham a week earlier.
Under Brendan Rodgers, Liverpool became so worried about the team being leaked that a 4 metre privacy screen has been built at Melwood recently.
Despite that, team news continues to be consistently leaked on social media, and even by the Liverpool Echo newspaper:
— Liverpool FC News (@LivEchoLFC) September 25, 2015
There’s one twitter account that has consistently leaked the team and usually very reliably. So much so that a Reddit user looked at the stats when the team is leaked vs. not, finding:
Games Won, Drawn, Lost when team was not leaked:
Played 10, Won 6, Drawn 3, Lost 1
Games Won, Drawn, Lost when team was leaked:
Played 10, Won 2, Drawn 6, Lost 2
Of course, this is probably a coincidence rather than a direct statistical correlation, but perhaps Sunday’s team against Southampton being leaked incorrectly means Klopp has identified the source or at least somebody at Liverpool finally has.