Liverpool vs Atletico tactical analysis: Liverpool unlucky or a Simeone masterclass?

Liverpool vs Atletico tactical analysis: Liverpool unlucky or a Simeone masterclass?

Despite dominating the ball and creating the lion’s share of the chances, Liverpool succumbed to a 3-2 defeat in front of their home fans as Diego Simeone’s Atleti survived the bombardment to score three goals in added time. Simeone’s side showed the catenaccio and Bilardisme mentality that has made them one of the most respected teams in Europe. Nonetheless, Liverpool were able to open up cracks in Simeone's disciplined set-up to create chances that could have won the game. Liverpool's performance …
The Blame Game - A Tactical look at the Villarreal loss

The Blame Game - A Tactical look at the Villarreal loss

The blame game is funny. Liverpool lose and it's almost like some fans go out of their way to criticise a player they dislike even if their only at 10% fault for the goal that lost the Reds the match. Narrow minded doesn't do it justice. Like a bull locked on to a red flag, they'll carry on after it no matter what or how many obstacles you put in their path. It's a bit of a self destructive trait. …
Rodgers and the Committee; Friends with Benefits?

Rodgers and the Committee; Friends with Benefits?

The much maligned 'duo' of Brendan Rodgers and the Liverpool transfer committee have taken much criticism over the past 12 months. To summarise it, the Liverpool fan base is pretty much divided by which side of the fence you take refuge on. Are you someone who sympathises with Brendan Rodgers having to find room in his squad for the committee signings? Alternatively, are you someone who finds it bewildering that Rodgers doesn't fully utilise all of the tools afforded to …