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Tactics Weekly: A Detailed Tactical Analysis of Fabinho and Keita

Tactics Weekly: A Detailed Tactical Analysis of Fabinho and Keita

Daniel Rhodes is delighted to welcome Lead Analyst for Total Football Analysis and freelance professional scout Lee Scott to Tactics Weekly. In this episode, we take a detailed look at Fabinho and Keita, with topics including: - What are Fabinho's key attributes? - Where will he play? - Why is he so tactically astute? - Does he have any weaknesses? - What are Keita's key attributes? - What is the most likely tactical midfield set up with Naby in it? - How did he perform last season and did the pre-arranged move have any impact on it? - Does he have any weaknesses? - Do the transfer fees paid represent value? - How would we have fared in the Champions League final with these two in the side? All this and more on Tactics Weekly!
Tactics Weekly: Paul Dalglish on Fabinho & The CL Final

Tactics Weekly: Paul Dalglish on Fabinho & The CL Final

Daniel Rhodes and Paul Dalglish dissect the Champions League final after opening up with a short section on Liverpool's latest signing Fabinho. Topics include: Zidane's selection of Benzema over Bale; the pressing domination of Liverpool in the opening 30 minutes; the injury to Salah and how it allowed Madrid to push their defensive line forward after the introduction of Lallana; the Reds' belief draining once Mo went off; Karius' errors and whether he'll start next season; looking at the big chances; Bale vs Sinclair in a battle of overhead kicks; how do we measure Zidane's achievement of three consecutive Champions League victories.
Tactics Weekly: Paul Dalglish with a Manager’s Perspective on CL Final

Tactics Weekly: Paul Dalglish with a Manager’s Perspective on CL Final

This week on Tactics Weekly, Paul Dalglish gives the manager’s perspective before the final. What a manager might go through. How much planning is involved? How does he deal with the human element? Expected line-ups and potential formation. Daniel Rhodes also asks how the training camp in Marbella would have gone? Planning behind it etc. What sorts of sessions? Many videos? Special Madrid focused sessions?  Will Klopp know his tactical set-up, in terms of specifically for Madrid, in fine detail already?  Scenarios? Go a goal down in the first 15 mins: playing well, was out of the blue; or, we are under the cosh. Go a goal up in the first 15 mins. Reacting in game.  Predictions.   
Tactics Weekly with Paul Dalglish – Reviewing Vital Victory Over Brighton

Tactics Weekly with Paul Dalglish – Reviewing Vital Victory Over Brighton

Daniel Rhodes and Paul Dalglish discuss the vital victory over Brighton, topics include: the switch in formation to 4231; complete tactical domination in the first half with all parts working together; stonewall penalties denied; a look at the big chances and goals; a tangent debate about how players might react to negative comments on social media and at the match; who enjoyed their goal the most? Robertson, Lovren, Salah or Solanke? How should Klopp treat the two-week gap? All this and more via Tactics Weekly on AI Pro!
Tactics Weekly with Paul Dalglish – Champions League Semi-Final Review

Tactics Weekly with Paul Dalglish – Champions League Semi-Final Review

Daniel Rhodes and Paul Dalglish breakdown the second leg of the Champions League semi-final against Roma, topics include: formations and lineups; the Reds seemingly in control with the opening goal and chance creation; the defence starting to retreat and Roma's tactics of targeting Trent with high aerial balls; the space between the back four and front three and was it intentional? Going over the second half and the home team's domination including the penalty shouts; finally a brief look at potential selection headaches for Chelsea and chat about Real Madrid and Liverpool being in the European Cup Final!! All this and more via Tactics Weekly on AI Pro!
Tactics Weekly with Paul Dalglish – Reviewing the victory vs Roma

Tactics Weekly with Paul Dalglish – Reviewing the victory vs Roma

Daniel Rhodes and Paul Dalglish look back at Liverpool's fantastic five-two win over Roma in the first leg of the Champions League semi-final, topics include: what are the strengths and weaknesses of the 3-4-2-1 system Roma deployed, and what could their manager have been thinking in seemingly playing into the Reds' hands; What were the possible options to contain Liverpool? The utter brilliance in transition, creating one v one duels on their back three with space to run into; Salah's finishing - and how his relaxed manner is crucial; how do you defend against him? Going over the goals and key chances; should we have gone more defensive at five-nil? How much rotation is required before the second leg?
Tactics Weekly with Paul Dalglish – Reviewing the Bournemouth win

Tactics Weekly with Paul Dalglish – Reviewing the Bournemouth win

Daniel Rhodes and Paul Dalglish discuss the victory over Bournemouth, with topics including: - Eddie Howe's different approach - Liverpool's fast start, which virtually killed the game - The Reds' domination until the 70-minute mark - Who is better: Suarez or Salah? - The slight wobble at 2-0 - Paul's thoughts on the Roma draw and Liverpool's tags of underdogs... All this and more via Tactics Weekly on AI Pro!
Tactics Weekly with Paul Dalglish – Reviewing The Victory At The Etihad

Tactics Weekly with Paul Dalglish – Reviewing The Victory At The Etihad

Daniel Rhodes and Paul Dalglish look back at the mighty Reds' victory at the Ethiad, and the overall tie, topics include: - Guardiola's attacking line up and tactical approach - How much City dominated in the first half, but failed to create any other big chances other than the goal - Who was at fault for Jesus' opening strike? - Trent's performance and suitability to the role - Wijnaldum as the number six and Liverpool's deep narrow midfield - Going over the penalty decisions and offside law confusion - Pep's reaction at half-time and how that impacted the home side in the second half - Going over Salah's ability to deal with pressure and Firmino's pressing presence - Who would we prefer in the semi-final? - And would Guardiola still get into Paul's combined team?? All this and more via Tactics Weekly on AI Pro!
Tactics Weekly with Paul Dalglish – Reviewing Crystal Palace Win

Tactics Weekly with Paul Dalglish – Reviewing Crystal Palace Win

Daniel Rhodes and Paul Dalglish go over the major tactical points of the late victory over Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park, topics include: - Both teams' line-ups and what we might expect - Dealing with direct balls and the art of defending by Jaap Stam - How did the midfield function - The penalty shouts for both sides - What's the best approach for a manager a half-time? - Going over the goals - and which was the better finish - Is top four now secured? All this and more via Tactics Weekly on AI Pro!
Tactics Weekly with Paul Dalglish – Liverpool v Man City: Tactical Preview

Tactics Weekly with Paul Dalglish – Liverpool v Man City: Tactical Preview

Daniel Rhodes and Paul Dalglish take an in-depth look at the upcoming Champions League quarter-final with Man City, topics include: likely line-ups and selection issues; how to break the Citizens down and any potential flaws they might have; does the Reds' line up pick itself? And finally... a combined eleven from both that includes a 25-minute ding dong about who should manage the side: Guardiola or Klopp? All this and more via Tactics Weekly on AI Pro!
Tactics Weekly with Paul Dalglish – Man Utd & Subscriber Questions

Tactics Weekly with Paul Dalglish – Man Utd & Subscriber Questions

Daniel Rhodes and Paul Dalglish have a feisty debate about the defeat at Old Trafford, focusing on the goals and major chances. Topics include: - Was Lovren just doing his job? - Was Trent majorly at fault? - Should Van Dijk be narrower? - Who goes walkies for the Mata chance? - Answering some subscriber questions. - And a final part on how to deal with Messi... All this and more via Tactics Weekly on AI Pro!
Tactics Weekly with Paul Dalglish – Talking Newcastle, Porto and Man Utd!

Tactics Weekly with Paul Dalglish – Talking Newcastle, Porto and Man Utd!

This week on Tactics Weekly, Daniel Rhodes and Paul Dalglish discuss: - The draw (victory) over Porto - How to prepare for a contest that's effectively over already - The slight tweaks in position for Mane and Lallana - The need for a boring first half - A brief look at the Newcastle victory - Was Conte right to park the bus versus Man City? - Will we be able to break down the one at Old Trafford? All this and more via Tactics Weekly on AI Pro!
Tactics Weekly with Paul Dalglish – Reviewing West Ham Win

Tactics Weekly with Paul Dalglish – Reviewing West Ham Win

This week on Tactics Weekly, Daniel Rhodes and Paul Dalglish enjoy looking back over the Reds' dominant victory of the Hammers at Anfield, topics include: - The midfield set up. - The width from the full-backs - Interplay around the box and floated through-balls. - The crucial saves from Karius. - The shaky periods - And the point of the no-look shot! - Also a look at Liverpool's three rivals for a top-four spot and some predictions! All this and more via Tactics Weekly on AI Pro!
Tactics Weekly with Paul Dalglish – Subscriber Q & A

Tactics Weekly with Paul Dalglish – Subscriber Q & A

Daniel Rhodes and Paul Dalglish touch briefly on the Porto game before moving onto subscriber questions, including: - The difference in 442 and 433 with focus on the wingers' roles - Why Klopp plays without a destroyer - The contrasting attributes of Can and Henderson - Playing the best eleven in big games - The Idealist versus The Pragmatist. All this and more via Tactics Weekly on AI Pro!
Tactics Weekly with Paul Dalglish – Southampton Review

Tactics Weekly with Paul Dalglish – Southampton Review

Daniel Rhodes and Paul Dalglish go over the 2-0 away win at St Mary's against Southampton. Topics include: the selection in midfield and opting for Matip over Lovren; the crucial early goal; the lack of high pressing, and Tadic linking with Bertrand on the left; Saints' big chances from diagonal balls causing problems for Robertson; the confidence of Karius; unlocking a defence with world-class combinations; Saints going two up front followed by Liverpool creating three or four quality chances. Finally, how does Paul think we'll do in Porto in the first leg of the Champions League last sixteen.
Tactics Weekly with Paul Dalglish – Spurs Review

Tactics Weekly with Paul Dalglish – Spurs Review

Daniel Rhodes and Paul Dalglish discuss the two-all draw with Spurs at Anfield, including: how both teams set up in the first half; the early goal; Liverpool's narrow midfield forcing Spurs wide; Spurs' rotating attacking players; the complete turnaround in the second half and the away side taking greater risks and dominating; finally dissecting the penalty decisions.
Tactics Weekly with Paul Dalglish – West Brom & Huddersfield Review

Tactics Weekly with Paul Dalglish – West Brom & Huddersfield Review

Daniel Rhodes and Paul Dalglish go through the pain barrier to debate the West Brom FA Cup defeat at Anfield and then the victory over Huddersfield in the Premier League. Tactical topics include: - WBA: midfield set up - WBA: VAR and its use in the USA - Line-up vs Huddersfield - Horseshoe passing - Lack of width against deep-block and lack of dribbling - Transfer Window discussion - A look at the depth of the squad All this and more via Tactics Weekly on AI Pro!
Tactics Weekly with Paul Dalglish – Swansea Review

Tactics Weekly with Paul Dalglish – Swansea Review

Daniel Rhodes and Paul Dalglish discuss the disappointing come down of the defeat to Swansea. Tactical topics include: line up, lack of width, too much freedom for the frontline, footballing foreplay, going through the best chances, Swansea's discipline, the midfield, substitutions and what team to pick vs West Brom. All this and more via Tactics Weekly on AI Pro!
Tactics Weekly with Paul Dalglish – Manchester City Review

Tactics Weekly with Paul Dalglish – Manchester City Review

Daniel Rhodes and Paul Dalglish discuss the incredible 4-3 victory over Man City. Topics include: the clash of styles, the team selection, how Robertson dealt with Sterling, the Chamberlain role in midfield, the pressing in the first half followed by the tactical tweak from Klopp at halftime, a breakdown of the goals and key chances followed by a 15 minute chat on the squad and potential transfer targets. All this and more via Tactics Weekly on AI Pro!