Click here for Liverpool FC personalised gift shop

Page 1 of 16 1234567811 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 156

Thread: The rest of the season

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Posts
    35,765

    The rest of the season

    We need to look to build some form and consistency and gradually add more ability to play through sides while retaining our incredible ability when being direct, we need both.

    Hopefully we can now get a run of as many games as possible with something like a settled side as that's a huge part of why we haven't been consistent, our consistency was born out of incredible continuity of selection and formation and we played quicker for that reason, because every single player knew the other player and their interactions and movements in that set up inside out.

    There are lots of brilliant, best in Europe relationships we had in our team the last 3 seasons that have simply broken down through too much chopping and changing some of it enforced, some of it sadly self inflicted, we need to get those working to their highest levels again.

    One thing we have to make sure of is keeping the balance of having options on both sides to attack and maybe belatedly learn the lesson that every time we field a player who constantly comes short instead of making runs in behind and playing on the line and in the half space at LFWD we just nullify our left side ourselves. I must have seen us do that in 30 games in the last 3 seasons, either starting or from the bench and it's a fucking disaster

    Miracles do happen, let's just work harder than ever to be the best Liverpool team we possibly can be, to have as much consistency of selection and formation as possible, rekindle the best in Europe onfield relationships and interactions we've broken down largely ourselves through too much tinkering and chopping and changing so we're consistently playing quicker and doing things automatically as we used to and get back into the best possible form we can and win as many games as we can being the Liverpool that have been so brilliant the past 3 seasons and see where that takes us
    "If Everton were playing at the bottom of my garden, i'd close the curtains”

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2014
    Posts
    20,678
    Our best season imo was the 18/19 season where we had more tactical flexibility than last season.

    Really our main issue is breaking down these stubborn defensive units.
    Whether that be an Atletico or a lower table side. The low block which we did get better at breaking down probably needs more tactical variation. Sacrificing a workhorse for a bit more flair.

    One of the obvious differences between ours and peps city is the dynamic between wide forwards and fullbacks. They often play their attackers extremely wide which stretches the defense and makes runners from deep task of finding space easier.

    Whether that be an inside run for a fullback to get a shooting opportunity or a midfielder breaking forward centrally. Both potentially getting into crosses too.
    Our wide forwards given their greater skill on the ball, particularly Salah with his close control dribbling but Mane too when pinned wide are a far greater threat than Robbo or Trent who typically provide the width in our attacking phases.
    You can't leave a player 1v1 with either in a wide position as if either beats a solitary man has a bit of momentum they are hard to stop.

    Player quality will always have an impact naturally enough, but more tactical variation would benefit us massively imo. Also copying a few tweaks from peps setup wouldn't be the worst idea
    A few people believe it's their midfielders that make the difference, ie player quality, but their approach to possession football, wide wide forwards against buses can't be overlooked imo.

    There are probably 6 or 7 sides we could use this approach with each season and they are sides who I'd normally expect to be dispatched with ease by city.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    5,098
    What we could do with is one of our CM to be capable of shooting from outside the box.

    A striker who gets in the box and is an aerial threat would help.

    That is all the tactical advice I can be bothered to type.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    Manchester
    Posts
    11,174
    What difference has Thiago made to the team ? Answers on a postcard.
    If you're not sure what to do with the ball, just put it in the net, and we'll talk about the other options later... Bob Paisley.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    Manchester
    Posts
    11,174
    Quote Originally Posted by LEGS View Post
    What we could do with is one of our CM to be capable of shooting from outside the box.

    A striker who gets in the box and is an aerial threat would help.

    That is all the tactical advice I can be bothered to type.
    Scoring from anywhere would do.
    If you're not sure what to do with the ball, just put it in the net, and we'll talk about the other options later... Bob Paisley.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    5,098
    Quote Originally Posted by skyebo View Post
    Scoring from anywhere would do.
    Sure would be but having someone who has a good shot on them would give low block teams something else to think about.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    Manchester
    Posts
    11,174
    Quote Originally Posted by LEGS View Post
    Sure would be but having someone who has a good shot on them would give low block teams something else to think about.
    The only midfielder who has that in him is Oxlade-Chamberlain, and he's hardly ever fit.
    If you're not sure what to do with the ball, just put it in the net, and we'll talk about the other options later... Bob Paisley.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Posts
    1,851
    Quote Originally Posted by LEGS View Post
    Sure would be but having someone who has a good shot on them would give low block teams something else to think about.
    Someone who can hit 25-30 yarders qccurately from the centre and is willing to keep trying them would be a godsend. Means that defensive block has more to.think about than moving out to either wing. or the corners of the 18yd box

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Posts
    11,321
    Quote Originally Posted by skyebo View Post
    What difference has Thiago made to the team ? Answers on a postcard.
    He hasn’t been able to play in any kind of a settled side. Perhaps the only real glimpse we got was v the BS.. In the main after return from injury he has played in front of a makeshift defence AND behind an attack without any form. Not the easiest of introductions to be fair.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    Manchester
    Posts
    11,174
    Quote Originally Posted by Steveo View Post
    He hasn’t been able to play in any kind of a settled side. Perhaps the only real glimpse we got was v the BS.. In the main after return from injury he has played in front of a makeshift defence AND behind an attack without any form. Not the easiest of introductions to be fair.
    That shouldn't affect what he's capable of doing.
    If you're not sure what to do with the ball, just put it in the net, and we'll talk about the other options later... Bob Paisley.

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 2nd February 2021, 06:10 PM
  2. Matip to miss rest of season with ankle injury
    By Sky Sports in forum LFC News
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 1st February 2021, 11:50 PM
  3. Matip to miss rest of season with foot injury
    By Sky Sports in forum LFC News
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 30th June 2020, 11:42 AM
  4. Matip to miss rest of season with foot injury
    By Sky Sports in forum LFC News
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 30th June 2020, 11:14 AM
  5. Liverpool release provisional fixtures for rest of season
    By Liverpool Echo in forum LFC News
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 7th June 2020, 06:00 PM

Bookmarks

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •