Tactics Weekly: Reds Scrape Through Self-Inflicted Fulham Test

Tactics Weekly: Reds Scrape Through Self-Inflicted Fulham Test

Paul Dalglish, Daniel Rhodes and Gavin Jones put Sunday’s nerves behind them to discuss the two-one victory over Fulham at Craven Cottage, topics include: Was it always going to be a tough outing after the CL tie against Bayern? Manager or fan reaction Initial tactics and set up Frustrating delivery Lack of tempo in the first half Mane’s goal - and the build up play Salah’s overall performance - good or poor final decisions, or both? The key is the total contribution of the front three, and the team - not individual records Who was to blame for the Fulham goal? How good was the Reds’ reaction to conceding? The Firmino song - crucial new evidence emerges All this and more on Tactics Weekly! …
Tactics Weekly: Klopp in Complete Control as Liverpool Dominate Bayern Munich and Burnley

Tactics Weekly: Klopp in Complete Control as Liverpool Dominate Bayern Munich and Burnley

Paul Dalglish, Daniel Rhodes and Gavin Jones react to the Reds fantastic 3-1 victory in Germany and the league win over Burnley, topics include: Klopp’s decision to drop Fabinho, and go with Milner, Henderson and Wijnaldum in midfield. Why did Salah start on the left? Both teams setting in similar to the first leg trying to cancel each other out The German side focusing their attacks down the flanks Going over the goals and big chances Restricting Bayern Munich to 0.2 xG, which is by far their worst attacking performance at home in over three years. Both sides’ substitutions - did they have any impact? Who do we want in the next round? Brief overview of the Burnley game and the key tactical tweaks, such as Lallana and Wijnaldum’s different roles and Fabinho staying deeper to protect the Claret’s two-pronged attack. Going over the key moments and goals from the 4-2 victory All this and more on Tactics Weekly! …
Tactics Weekly: Tactical Similarities and Quality in Key Moments 

Tactics Weekly: Tactical Similarities and Quality in Key Moments 

Paul Dalglish, Daniel Rhodes and Hamzah Khalique-Loonat discuss Watford, Everton and a broader look at the season’s key moments, topics include: The tactical set up against Watford Alexander-Arnold’s influence at right-back  Why did Mane move up front with Origi on the left?  Going through the big chances and goals How did we exploit Watford’s defensive system?  Against Everton Klopp goes with a similar set up  Was it effective in breaking down the Toffees’ defensive approach?  The Reds create enough to win, but fail to convert What was the manager’s intention behind the substitutions? Breaking down the Reds’ season into key moments, and how it compares to Man City What could decide the title race in the upcoming weeks?  All this and more on Tactics Weekly …
Tactics Weekly:  Reds Fail to Breakdown Two Very Different Defences

Tactics Weekly: Reds Fail to Breakdown Two Very Different Defences

Paul Dalglish, Gavin Jones, Daniel Rhodes and Hamzah Khalique-Loonat complete a full house getting together to discuss the two nil-nil draws against Bayern Munich and Manchester United, topics include: Klopp stuck with the 4-3-3 against Man Utd, but changed the midfield Solskjær went 4-3-1-2 - midfield diamond - looked like a 4-4-2 in a low block United fail to press and counterattack well McTominay and Herrera breaking up play and screening the defence Liverpool control possession, but struggle in the final third MUFC defend in a low 4-5-1 block after the injuries How good was the Alisson save? Klopp decides to go with the 4-3-3, similar to Bayern own set up Liverpool restrict Munich’s buildup play Three big chances in the first half Why did Liverpool fail to register a shot until the 81st minute after the break? Should we be happy with the results if not the performances? All this and more on Tactics Weekly …
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 …
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