Category Archives: Tactics

Forget Attack vs. Defence – Midfield Battle Holds The Key In Kiev

As the Champions League final between Liverpool and Real Madrid edges ever nearer, it is no surprise to see predictions being offered everywhere you look. When it comes to guessing how Saturday’s enormous match in Kiev will pan out, the … Continue reading

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Tactical Preview: How do Liverpool beat Real Madrid?

Over the course of the season I’ve been breaking down a number of Liverpool’s matches in both the Premier League and Champions League, however, this week I was asked to do something rather different instead, and scout Real Madrid for … Continue reading

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Gini reveals tactical approach to Roma victory

David Lynch Georginio Wijnaldum has revealed how Liverpool’s pre-match analysis of AS Roma helped lay the tactical foundations for a 5-2 Champions League semi-final first-leg win on Tuesday. Initially named on the substitutes’ bench, the Dutchman was thrown into the … Continue reading

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Roma’s strengths, weaknesses and tactics – A closer look at the Reds’ Champions League opponents

Karl Matchett 16 April 2018 With Liverpool set to face AS Roma in the Champions League semi-finals, we take a look at how they fared in their latest high-stakes fixture in Serie A. Eusebio Di Francesco’s side faced Rome rivals Lazio … Continue reading

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West Brom 2-2 Liverpool: What Went Wrong?

With 18 minutes remaining, Liverpool enjoyed a comfortable 2-0 lead against bottom club West Brom and the points were all but in the bag. The travelling supporters were in fine voice in the Midlands sunshine, revelling in Mohamed Salah’s latest … Continue reading

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Manchester City 1-2 Liverpool (1-5): A Tactical Breakdown

When Liverpool lost 5-0 at the Etihad earlier this season, I mentioned in my breakdown that typing in the scoreline just felt wrong, but there is something immensely gratifying about typing out the aggregate scoreline for the Champions League tie: … Continue reading

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How Liverpool can avoid exposing right-back flaws in crucial Man City showdown

Jack Lusby 2 April 2018 Liverpool’s 2-1 win at Crystal Palace highlighted a familiar problem for Jurgen Klopp to consider ahead of Wednesday’s clash with Man City. The Reds fought back from a goal down to secure their 19th win of … Continue reading

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