Liverpool Football Club

William Spearman, Lead Data Scientist

William Spearman joined Liverpool FC in 2018 as Lead Data Scientist. From 2015 to 2018, he was a Data Scientist at Hudl. William has used spatiotemporal tracking data to identify tactical insights and key moments in football. He has used physics-based modelling to construct visualisable models of open space, pass difficulty, and off-ball scoring opportunity.

Before Hudl, William completed his PhD, a measurement of the mass and width of the newly discovered Higgs Boson, at Harvard University through a collaboration with the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN).