Square Pegs in Round Holes for Klopp?

Square Pegs in Round Holes for Klopp?

One of the biggest issues that Klopp faces this season is how to fit in all of his best players into the team; his philosophy requires width, pace, penetration and a strong four-man defence, he also likes to employ a 4-2-3-1 formation that allows for quick counter-attacks with width, and offers rigidity and solidity when defending. However, four of his best players - Coutinho, Firmino, Sturridge & Benteke - cannot all fit into this 4-2-3-1 system without compromising some of …
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. …
High Press Could Mean No Defensive Midfielder?

High Press Could Mean No Defensive Midfielder?

Sam McGuire wrote this article before jetting off to Egypt and it links in nicely with the Sean O'Driscoll rumours. The season is still two months away from the opening game but people have already started asking others how they think the team will line up next season. One thing the majority have mentioned is how a lack of a proper defensive midfielder hinders their team selection. We've seen under Brendan Rodgers that the gaping hole in centre midfield is …
Does Rodgers Know Liverpool's Best Eleven?

Does Rodgers Know Liverpool's Best Eleven?

Three games in six days represents a tough week for any team, even Liverpool. A midweek date with Ancelotti's "Galacticos Mark II" was never going to be plain sailing, and the distraction (albeit a welcome one) of playing the planet's biggest club, made team selection for Saturday's league match (against Hull) all the more difficult for Brendan Rodgers. Managing team selection, rotating the team, bringing players in and out of the side at the optimum time to maximise their talents, …
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