Tactics Weekly with Paul Dalglish - Newcastle Draw

Tactics Weekly with Paul Dalglish - Newcastle Draw

Daniel Rhodes and Paul Dalglish discuss the Reds' point away at St James's Park. Breaking down the game tactically, Paul talks about how to prepare before a game against a Benitez team; the changes made by Klopp; the start made by Liverpool and the tactical factors involved in each of the key moments. Who was at fault for the Magpies' goal? Half-time team talks. How anxiety levels increase for players on the second ball from a set piece. What changes needed making to the set up once Newcastle started to blunt our attack? How effective were the substitutions? Counterpressing or counterattacks: that is the question ... All this and more on AI Pro's Tactics Weekly …
Tactics Weekly with Paul Dalglish - Leicester win

Tactics Weekly with Paul Dalglish - Leicester win

Host Daniel Rhodes welcomes Paul Dalglish onto the Tactics Weekly show to discuss the Reds' 3-2 victory away at Leicester City. This includes discussing a wide range of topics including: pre match tactical prep, how to react when the line ups are announced, dealing with opposition dirty tactics, and reacting in game with slight tweaks and changes. Crucially, there's various tangents about the human side of players, the difficulty in communicating tactical ideas onto the pitch and finally how the subs impacted the game …
Tactical Explanation to Wijnaldum's Absence

Tactical Explanation to Wijnaldum's Absence

For a player like Mesut Özil, despite all the technical ability he possesses such as his elite ball control and dribbling ability, his vision and precise execution of passes – among many others – his career, at least whilst wearing a kit in Arsenal colours, will always be marred by fans labelling him as the player who “goes missing”, especially in big games. This still turns out to be the case even though there are other variables and factors such …
Tactical Analysis - Liverpool Struggle against Southampton's Stubborn Defence

Tactical Analysis - Liverpool Struggle against Southampton's Stubborn Defence

Tactical Analysis - Liverpool Movement too Much for Watford's 3-5-2

Tactical Analysis - Liverpool Movement too Much for Watford's 3-5-2

At what point do we accept that Liverpool are genuine title contenders? Some say that to win the title you have to beat your closest challengers, in fact that is only half the battle. The true path to title glory is making sure you do not drop points against the teams that you should be beating. With a 6-1 victory in this match at Anfield against Watford we saw a stretch of three wins against clubs in the lower reaches …
Villarreal Vs. Liverpool | In-Depth Tactical Preview

Villarreal Vs. Liverpool | In-Depth Tactical Preview

Based in the tiny City of Vila-Real in the Comunitat Valenciana on the East Coast of Spain, Villarreal have arguably been the 21st century’s biggest football over-achievers. With a stadium that could fit half the city’s population, the club captivated the football world back in 2006 when they reached the Champions League semi-final with a team including the likes of Senna, Riquelme and Forlan. The Yellow Submarine, as they’re known in Spain (I imagine to the delight of British tabloid …
Southampton 1 Liverpool 6: A Glimpse Into Next Season's Tactical Concepts

Southampton 1 Liverpool 6: A Glimpse Into Next Season's Tactical Concepts

There was a misconception when Jurgen Klopp took charge of Liverpool that he would immediately transform the club into Borussia Dortmund mark II. This misconception was propagated mainly by the mainstream media but also by fans and amateur bloggers. The first few weeks of Klopp's reign however have given us a glimpse of what we can expect from the German and it looks as though it is time for fans to get excited. In the Capital One Cup Quarter-Final against …
Why is Philippe Coutinho Struggling?

Why is Philippe Coutinho Struggling?

Since the departure of Luis Suarez in the summer of 2014, only one man has claimed the title of Liverpool superstar: Philippe Coutinho. The little Brazilian has twisted, turned, and volleyed his way into the hearts of Kopites since his arrival on Merseyside in January of 2013. His quick pace, creativity, and laser-like accuracy with shots from outside the box enabled him to thrive under Brendan Rodgers, who may consider Coutinho his best signing while at the helm. But since …
Brendan Rodgers - Under The Microscope

Brendan Rodgers - Under The Microscope

Since the departure of the mercurial Luis Suarez, it has not been the easiest of times for Brendan Rodgers, but where has it gone wrong, for a man believed to be so tactically astute? In this detailed article I intend to run over some of the more recent mistakes of Rodgers, and where the improvements can be made. Firstly, the personnel must be looked at: in five of the seven league games played this season, Rodgers has opted for Mignolet, Clyne, …
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