Lack of attacking structure sees Liverpool stumble against Swansea

Lack of attacking structure sees Liverpool stumble against Swansea

Roberto Firmino's Return to Form?

Roberto Firmino's Return to Form?

It was going to happen eventually wasn't it? Fans were going to start to question the point of Roberto Firmino after his early season form inevitably dropped off. It felt like deja vu and the start of the 2015/16 season repeating itself all over again. You can't say it hasn't been coming though. The former Hoffenheim player scored three goals and grabbed five assists in his first 11 matches and there was a hope he'd finish the season with 20 …
Analysing Emre Can's Performance Against Sunderland

Analysing Emre Can's Performance Against Sunderland

The disappointing 2-2 draw against Sunderland was the first Premier League match Liverpool have been without Jordan Henderson all season. The captain has been a bit of a divisive figure amongst fans since Jurgen Klopp moved him to a slightly more withdrawn role, which has seen him operate as a number 6. He's expected to break up play, cover the space vacated by the attacking full-backs and start attacks. He does the former two aspects of that role well but …
Tactical Analysis: Liverpool dominate the ball but can't break down Sunderland

Tactical Analysis: Liverpool dominate the ball but can't break down Sunderland

How the Liverpool press Nullified Manchester City

How the Liverpool press Nullified Manchester City

The buzzword surrounding Jurgen Klopp's appointment as Liverpool manger in October 2015 was pressing. Gegenpress this, Gegenpress that, counter-press them here and counter-press them there. Basically, Klopp was supposed to turn up and blitz the Premier League with his high pressing, all action, heavy metal football. When it transpired that this wasn't going to be the case many in the media felt a little cheated. The German maverick wasn't playing ball. To them it was like receiving a toy for …
Tactical Analysis - Klopp out thinks Guardiola as Liverpool are victorious

Tactical Analysis - Klopp out thinks Guardiola as Liverpool are victorious

Tactical Analysis - Rotations and Movement pull Stoke apart

Tactical Analysis - Rotations and Movement pull Stoke apart

Tactical Analysis - Liverpool's Overloads too Much for Middlesbrough to Handle

Tactical Analysis - Liverpool's Overloads too Much for Middlesbrough to Handle

Liverpool fans represent both the best and worst of the club. In terms of backing and loving their club there is no better in World football, in terms of overreacting to a loss or setback there can be no worse. Losing a commanding lead at Bournemouth and coming away with a 4-3 loss was of course massively disappointing for all at the club and to then follow that up with a 2-2 draw at home to a West Ham side …
Breaking Down the Sum of Liverpool's Parts – Part 1

Breaking Down the Sum of Liverpool's Parts – Part 1

This series of articles aspires to explain and detail how Jürgen Klopp’s Liverpool side operate on an average basis in different areas of the pitch, scenarios, and for player(s) in different positions, i.e. being an attempt at dissecting the train of thought behind Jürgen Klopp’s philosophy and style at Liverpool FC. Foreword Jürgen Klopp’s Liverpool is many things – an attacking powerhouse, a defensive error waiting to happen, a perpetually-moving unit, a horde-like gegenpressing team – you name it. Ultimately, …
Where Data Meet Tactics: Ball Retention and Loss of Possession

Where Data Meet Tactics: Ball Retention and Loss of Possession

These words were written to accompany the following graphic, and provide further context to the data. https://twitter.com/AIUnderPressure/status/804631753591816192 Working Out The first important piece of context regarding this graphic is that it’s not based on passes. It’s based on losses of possession due to a poor touch or an unsuccessful dribble. The numbers were calculated by dividing losses of possession by total touches. As the graphic says: it indicates ball retention by looking at the number of touches per lost ball, …
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