Tactical Analysis

They might be giants – How Liverpool and Anfield pressed Barcelona into submission
Liverpool countered Barcelona’s first leg 4-4-2 with a display of intense pressing and energy which came from the stands as […] [Read More]
Why Klopp’s tactics were right but Valverde won the battle – Tactical analysis of Barcelona 3-0 Liverpool
Liverpool played out a near-perfect away performance in Europe and emerged with a 3-0 defeat from a game which could […] [Read More]
A tactical guide to stopping Lionel Messi – Full-backs, rugby tackles and “creating a cage”
Liverpool come up against the world’s best player when they take on Barcelona in the form of Lionel Messi, and […] [Read More]
How Klopp used wind to Liverpool’s advantage vs. Chelsea – and what he could change at Porto
Jurgen Klopp stuck with his new-look midfield against Chelsea and it paid off, but there could be changes in tactics […] [Read More]
What Liverpool vs. Porto told us about tactics and tactical analysis
After the Reds beat Porto with a new-look midfield against the Portuguese team’s entirely new setup, consider the pitfalls of […] [Read More]
Klopp slow to react, but defeats Pochettino with ‘lucky punch’ – Tactical analysis of Liverpool 2-1 Tottenham
Liverpool secured a vital if fortunate win against Spurs, in a game which was defined by a number of tactical […] [Read More]
Van Dijk’s error, Mane’s role & why Salah is still key – Tactical analysis of Fulham 1-2 Liverpool
Liverpool showed true character to come back and win against Fulham in a game which Jurgen Klopp described as “nearly […] [Read More]
Half-time regroup keeps Reds among Europe’s elite – Tactical analysis of Bayern 1-3 Liverpool
Virgil van Dijk only passed to Sadio Mane once during Liverpool’s 3-1 win in Munich, but the moment defined the […] [Read More]
How Liverpool’s diamond cut Burnley – and whether it can work against Bayern Munich
Liverpool warmed up for an important Champions League clash against Bayern Munich with a just-as-important 4-2 Premier League win at […] [Read More]
Jordan Henderson’s role & the Allardyce approach – Tactical analysis of Everton 0-0 Liverpool
Liverpool’s failure to control the game saw a familiar approach from Everton pay off in the Merseyside derby, with another […] [Read More]

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