Tag Archive: Liverpool

Jan 12

Liverpool vs Arsenal Tactical preview: A case for Firmino at False 9, and Arsenal’s strength at attacking fullbacks

  Jurgen Klopp’s Dortmund was one of the favorites to be drawn against Arsenal in the CL group stages over the years. And the German has achieved considerable success over Wenger in these matchups. In the buildups to most of these games, Klopp had been very keen to point out how Arsenal’s game was based …

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Dec 27

Klopp’s midfield selections force Leicester narrow; Henderson and Emre Can shine out wide

  Jurgen Klopp’s has primarily used two different systems at Liverpool this season. One with a big forward flanked by the trickery and close control of Coutinho, Lallana or Firmino. And the other where the Brazilian Firmino is used as a False 9 and the Reds play a very narrow 3 with Lallana and Coutinho …

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Mar 02

Liverpool 2 -1 Manchester City: Rodgers’ tactics outnumber City’s defencively frail midfield

Despite the millions that City have spent on their star players, there have been repeated talks over the years about City lacking a true Defencive midfielder, which often leads to the likes of Vincent Kompany stepping out of the defence and taking out the opponent’s striker. With the likes of Javi Garcia, Gareth Barry and …

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Jan 28

Chelsea 1 – 0 Liverpool: Coutinho and Gerrard restrict Chelsea’s midfield, before Mourinho’s changes tactics in second half

Chelsea’s midfield duo of Fabregas and Matic will definitely feature in most of the EPL XIs till now this season, but Brendan Rodger’s setup at Stamford Bridge not only turned up but also triumphed over the highly efficient Chelsea midfield. Rodgers retained his central midfield duo of Henderson and Lucas, flanked by Markovic and Moreno. …

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May 15

EPL Clubs 2013-14 Season Tactical Review : An array of styles in midfield

Manchester City were crowned the Champions of England after what could be called as probably the most exciting premier league season ever. Last time City won the league, it was branded the best finish to the league, but Pellegrini and Co. were in the driving seat and chose to steer clear of any sort of …

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