Tactical Analysis - Klopp out thinks Guardiola as Liverpool are victorious

Tactical Analysis - Klopp out thinks Guardiola as Liverpool are victorious

Tactical Analysis - Liverpool maintain composure to break down Sunderland resistance

Tactical Analysis - Liverpool maintain composure to break down Sunderland resistance

The match at Anfield against Sunderland took on extra significance given the run of form enjoyed by Chelsea under Antonio Conte. Whilst it is remiss to place too much importance on a single result at this stage of the season there is still a danger in allowing your opponent to open up too much of a gap at this point of the season. Last week against Southampton saw Liverpool come away with a 0-0 draw with Southampton setting out in …
Chelsea 1 - 2 Liverpool | A Tactical Analysis

Chelsea 1 - 2 Liverpool | A Tactical Analysis

We are now five matches in to the league season and the competition is beginning to take on a more established look with sides finding their form. After an inconsistent start to the season, Liverpool began to find their feet with a win last week against reigning champions Leicester City. The fifth game of the season would offer perhaps the stiffest test for Liverpool and their coach Jurgen Klopp as they faced a somewhat resurgent Chelsea side. Chelsea are still …
Sadio Mane at RB Salzburg: A Reflection of the Future?

Sadio Mane at RB Salzburg: A Reflection of the Future?

Liverpool have signed Sadio Mane this week, continuing the trend of shopping on the South Coast. The reported fee has ranged between 30 million pounds to 36 million pounds depending on whom you would want to believe. It is a valid question whether the question is of great significance in that if you have stumped up 30 million, 2 or 4 million more should not be the point of focus. What should be the point of focus is the role …
Gegenpressing at Liverpool - Could It Work?

Gegenpressing at Liverpool - Could It Work?

Gegenpressing has become a buzzword in football. It's one of  those words that makes people think you're a football hipster if you know what it means
"Why are you saying Gegenpressing? Why not just call it pressing?"
I'm sure many of you are familiar with the term now but for those that aren't the term Gegenpressing in English means counter pressing. It's a pretty simplistic idea with a foreign name and this is what makes it sound complex. …
Liverpool 1-1 Norwich - Tactical Analysis

Liverpool 1-1 Norwich - Tactical Analysis

Lineup Rodgers made four changes to the team that had played in the disappointing performance at Old Trafford. Firmino, Ings, Lovren and Gomez dropped out, Sakho, Moreno, Sturridge and Coutinho came in. Coutinho was the obvious change, coming back from his one match suspension but the other three were all slight surprises in one way or another. Sakho had only made his first start of the season against Bordeaux on Thursday and though he had put in a good performance, …
Philippe Coutinho: Tactical, Flexible, Magical (Part 1)

Philippe Coutinho: Tactical, Flexible, Magical (Part 1)

PFA Player of the Month for February 2015, LFC Players’ and Fans’ Player of the Season, and PFA Team of the Year. Four individual awards in a year is a remarkable feat, to say the least. With the cherry on top that is to finally cement a place in the Seleção – it’s been a year to remember for Philippe Coutinho indeed. It’s not hard to appreciate what Philippe Coutinho can do. Your attention gets caught by his fancy, but …
Klopp Vs Rodgers: Playing Style Comparison | Tactics

Klopp Vs Rodgers: Playing Style Comparison | Tactics

Jurgen Klopp has certainly built up a reputation over the past few years and rightly so has many admirers throughout Europe. He managed to take Dortmund to great heights and implemented a style of play that the great Pep Guardiola has taken on at Bayern in certain games. Imitation is the greatest form of flattery, and having the master that is Pep copy your tactics must be the pinnacle. Having endured a tough spell this season at Dortmund it's been …
Pro Evolution: Where Next For Liverpool's Tactics?

Pro Evolution: Where Next For Liverpool's Tactics?

Liverpool’s 3-0 defeat at Old Trafford in December was a perfect illustration of the team’s regression this season. It was a direct reversal of the result in the same fixture last March, when a trident of Luis Suarez, Daniel Sturridge, and Raheem Sterling, saw Liverpool become an unstoppable attacking force. If the club could take a positive from this defeat, it would be the 3-4-3 formation they lined up in for this game and have used, largely successfully, in each …
Tactical Analysis: Liverpool 4 Borussia Dortmund 0

Tactical Analysis: Liverpool 4 Borussia Dortmund 0

It is important to preface this analysis by saying the Bundesliga season doesn’t start until the week after the Premier League, so Borussia Dortmund were seven days behind in their physical preparation. However, at times, Rodgers’ Liverpool made them look like they had never played football before, with the exquisite movement, technical ability and break-neck speed of the attacking play. Line-Ups: Liverpool:  Mignolet, Johnson, Skrtel, Lovren, Manquillo, Gerrard, Henderson, Sterling, Coutinho, Can, Sturridge. Subs: Brad Jones, Jose Enrique, Toure, Lambert, …
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