Liverpool 4-3 Man City: A Tactical Breakdown

Liverpool 4-3 Man City: A Tactical Breakdown

From start to finish, Liverpool's Premier League tie with Manchester City was electric. Essentially, two very similar schools of tactical thinking came together, and on this occasion, Klopp's relentless pressing from the front, numerical overloads, and astute counter-pressing positioning came out on top. Instead of breaking down the goals in this analysis, because a majority of them were from individual errors, we'll be looking at Liverpool's and City's shape, positioning and pressing, and how these, in themselves, created chances, and …
Liverpool v Manchester City Preview - The Ultimate Test for Reds at Anfield

Liverpool v Manchester City Preview - The Ultimate Test for Reds at Anfield

The Details Venue - Anfield, Liverpool Referee - Andre Marriner Date & Time - Sunday, January 14th @ 16:00 GMT Current Odds - Liverpool 2/1, Draw 11/4, Manchester City 23/20 Form Liverpool Form Liverpool have been in very impressive form since mid-December. More importantly, it has been noticed by many, the Reds seem to be developing a bit of "steel" about them. Against Leicester, Liverpool came from behind to grab the win. In the Burnley game, Sean Dyche's men delivered the perfect sucker-punch with …
Jurgen Klopp's

Jurgen Klopp's "defensive" tactical tweak

Coming off the back of that defensive implosion at Wembley, something had to change. Personnel, defensive set-up, a mixture of both, just something. Throughout the week there was talk of Klopp making sweeping changes to his back line, Karius in goal, Gomez at CB and Trent back in at right-back were all credible suggestions but all fairly unlikely. Despite an enforced late change with the injured Dejan Lovren being replaced by Ragnar Klavan it looked as though the Reds would …
There Goes The Fear - Liverpool Run Scared at Wembley

There Goes The Fear - Liverpool Run Scared at Wembley

At around 2 pm on Sunday April 19th 2014, Aston Villa’s players will have looked at the individuals on Liverpool’s team sheet and thought: “You know what? We’re better than these.” Tim Sherwood will have reinforced this belief, and sent his side out onto the Wembley pitch with plenty of confidence, a clear but simple tactical plan, and absolutely no fear. The steady left-footer Fabian Delph knows Jordan Henderson from their time in recent England squads, and will fully believe …
Liverpool vs Aston Villa Match Preview | Key Battle: Henderson Vs Delph

Liverpool vs Aston Villa Match Preview | Key Battle: Henderson Vs Delph

Premier League action returns to Anfield after a 3 week hiatus as Liverpool try to build on their brilliant performance against Spurs. Aston Villa are the team heading up the M6 from the Midlands for the 17:30 kick off live on Sky Sports. Liverpool will be without main man up front Daniel Sturridge, who once again fell foul to the Hodgson's England training regime. Time for Balotelli to shine? Lallana? Even Borini? And what about that defence? One thing for …