Liverpool and Brendan Rodgers Can Go the Spanish Way and Test the 'False Nines'

One particular thing that caught my eye at Euro 2012 was Spain playing without any strikers. Spain thrashed Ireland last night 4-0 and sent Giovanni Trapattoni's men home early when Fernando Torres was up front. However, the Spanish were not poor by any sense of imagination in their game against the Italians that ended in a 1-1 draw.Spain played with six midfielders on the pitch against Italy and created plenty of chances. The jury is out on whether Spain played better against Italy or Ireland, and there are no criteria to judge. The oppositions were very different, and a call cannot be taken with certainty on that particular question.Having ...

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