Liverpool 0-0 Bayern Munich: A Tactical Breakdown

Liverpool 0-0 Bayern Munich: A Tactical Breakdown

There are very few clubs with the prestige and history of Bayern Munich. Irrespective of their current form or standing, when a club such as Bayern Munich, Real Madrid or Barcelona are set to visit, everyone sits a little straighter. These fixtures are precisely what makes Europe's premier competition the best club competition in the world, in any sport. Yet when Bayern Munich were drawn against Liverpool, it was one of the few occasions that they were not immediately considered …
Why Liverpool were excellent on and off the ball against Bournemouth

Why Liverpool were excellent on and off the ball against Bournemouth

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp explained why he was very happy with almost all aspects of his team's performance in their 3-0 Premier League win over Bournemouth on Saturday. Many fans and pundits alike had commented that The Reds looked leggy and lethargic in recent weeks and lacked the urgency to regain possession when the opposition had the ball. Thankfully, Liverpool displayed a masterful pressing performance against Bournemouth (all AI:Pro customers can listen here to an in-depth review of the game …
Tactics Weekly:  Liverpool Back To Their Best

Tactics Weekly: Liverpool Back To Their Best

Gavin Jones is hosting this week and is joined by usual guests Hamzah and Paul to breakdown the victory over Bournemouth at Anfield, topics include: -Formation - team sheet -Bournemouth - did they play how we expected them to play? -Influence of Wijnaldum - getting beyond the front three -Naby Keita - was that his best game? -Reverting back to the 433 - why did it work so well? -Discuss the goals -Look ahead to Bayern Munich All this and more on Tactics Weekly …
Tactics Weekly:  Liverpool Struggle Again Against The Low Block

Tactics Weekly: Liverpool Struggle Again Against The Low Block

Daniel Rhodes hosts Paul Dalglish and Gavin Jones to look back at the stuttering draw away at the London Stadium versus West Ham, topics include:  Line-ups: Milner at right-back; Keita, Fabinho and Lallana in a three man midfield How did West Ham set up to frustrate our attacking play, despite missing ten players themselves through injury. The Hammers attacking down our right hand side early on. A lack of quality chances for the Reds Who was at fault on in the build up to the West Ham goal, before and after the free-kick? Is it a concern yet that we’ve conceded set piece goals in recent matches? Were the substitutes effective?  How will Eddie Howe set up his Bournemouth side at Anfield? All this and more on Tactics Weekly …
Tactics Weekly:  Lacklustre Liverpool Fail to Beat The Foxes

Tactics Weekly: Lacklustre Liverpool Fail to Beat The Foxes

Daniel Rhodes hosts Paul Dalglish and Hamzah Khalique-Loonat to pick apart the point at home to Leicester City, topics include:  The Reds’ line-up The risk in playing Henderson at right-back, with Shaqiri ahead of him  Liverpool’s fast-paced start, three good chances and one goal Leicester changed their system from 451 to a 4411 How did the double-pivot of Keita and Wijnaldum perform?  Was it Van DIjk’s worst game in a red shirt?  Why did the attack only produce one shot in sixty minutes after the initial burst?  The Foxes impressive in defence with their compact shape Klopp's substitutions How does this result influence future matches? All this and more on Tactics Weekly …
Tactics Weekly: Did Fortune Favour the Brave in Rollercoaster Victory over Palace?

Tactics Weekly: Did Fortune Favour the Brave in Rollercoaster Victory over Palace?

Paul Dalglish, Hamzah Khalique-Loonat and Daniel Rhodes try to catch their breath after the Reds’ thrilling victory over Hodgson’s Crystal Palace side at Anfield, topics include: - Set up and team selections for Liverpool and Crystal Palace - All of the ball early on, and a couple of big chances not taken - What was going wrong in possession in the first half? - Did our pressing cause their opening Palace goal? - The Reds’ response after the break: change in tempo/intensity/system - Defensive issues on the right of our defence - Henderson and Fabinho in the double pivot - The fortunate elements of the goals - The Hand of Rob All this and more on Tactics Weekly …
Tactics Weekly: Controlling Reds Remain Four Points Clear in Title Race

Tactics Weekly: Controlling Reds Remain Four Points Clear in Title Race

Paul Dalglish, Gavin Jones and Daniel Rhodes look back at the vital three points against Brighton on Saturday, topics include: Set up and team selections for Liverpool and Brighton Sterile possession - how did the Seagulls limit us?  Why couldn’t we get Salah and Shaqiri on the ball more?  The Reds’ big chances  Barely conceding anything: good defending or a lack of ambition from the opposition Is it 4231 or 2431 in possession?  Henderson and Wijnaldum in the double pivot Paul’s pre-season - and in-depth look at the try-out process in US soccer, and the importance of recruitment …
Tactics Weekly: Top Quality Tactical Performances and Fine Footballing Margins

Tactics Weekly: Top Quality Tactical Performances and Fine Footballing Margins

Paul Dalglish, Gav Jones, and Hamzah Khalique-Loonat are hosted by Daniel Rhodes to look back at the two defeats to Man City and Wolves, with more focus on the league match, topics included: Klopp’s decision to go with 4-3-3 The midfield of Henderson, Milner and Wijnaldum Did we restrict Man City’s attack? How effective was the pressing - and how impressive were Man City in getting around it? The brilliance of Alexander-Arnold in the Reds’ goal Who was to blame (if anyone) for the City goals? The importance of Fernandinho and Bernardo Silva Did anyone on the podcast watch the whole match against Wolves? Does it matter? Did anyone impress? Hamzah’s 3-0 prediction …
Liverpool 5-1 Arsenal: A Tactical Breakdown

Liverpool 5-1 Arsenal: A Tactical Breakdown

The Times’ David Walsh called Liverpool’s 5-1 deconstruction of Arsenal “their best performance of the season”. Liverpool barely pushed themselves. This was a clinical, ruthless and efficient dismembering of Arsenal, and precisely why Pep Guardiola said Liverpool are "the best team in the world right now". To thoroughly outplay Arsenal, score five goals, and create opportunities for at least two more, are doing so without breaking a sweat, and while needlessly opening up space for Arsenal to exploit was intimidatingly …
Tactics Weekly: Liverpool in Scintillating Form Against a Ragged Arsenal

Tactics Weekly: Liverpool in Scintillating Form Against a Ragged Arsenal

Paul Dalglish and Daniel Rhodes celebrate the final Tactics Weekly of the year with a look back at the Arsenal game, topics include:  The initial 4231 tactical set up, and why Klopp decided to use this instead of his preferred 433 in matches against top six rivals Arsenal exposing the only weakness with this approach to go one nil up The Reds' response - the manager's delight with Mane defensive positioning for the second goal How did Liverpool manage to carve open Arsenal so often, and was it our brilliance or their lack of quality?  Praise for the midfield in recent weeks - and a look ahead to all the potential options in the coming months A brief preview of the Man City match, and how we expect both managers to set up …
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