Stephen Warnock played for Liverpool at a transformative time in English top-flight football. He was at the club when Rafael Benitez arrived, a manager who along with Jose Mourinho ushered in an elite era of controlled defensive play which brought Liverpool the Champions League title in 2005 and a UEFA Super Cup later that year, a game which Stephen was on the bench for.

The late 2000s were a time when football clubs started to experiment with using data to enhance both training and recruitment. Contemporary football sees Liverpool as one of the world’s leading clubs and arguably the leading club in world football when it comes to integrating data and analytics throughout all levels of the club.

In this second special episode of ‘Story Behind the Numbers’, brought to you by Think Markets, Official Trading Partner of Liverpool Football Club, Stephen Warnock joins Duncan Alexander and Graham Bell, to discuss his career and how the evolution of the full back, and football overall, has changed since he debuted for his hometown club.

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