Our long look at the game which puts Liverpool’s Champions League hopes under significant pressure. We have a look at:
- How Liverpool approached the game.
- How the early going played out for The Reds.
- The approach Chelsea took in the game.
- The nature of the goal Liverpool conceded.
- The lack of a midfielder to join the attack.
- What Jurgen Klopp could have done differently.
- Dominic Solanke’s performance when he came on.
It is the sort of game which has never been easy for any Liverpool side but could The Reds have done better? How much did the context of the match have a knock on effect for Liverpool? We also have a conversation about sharpness and how we can see its knock on effects for this game. It could well be tough against Brighton next weekend as well. We have a look into that one.
This show is hosted by Neil Atkinson, the panel is Ben Johnson and Sean Rogers and to hear it click here to subscribe.
Very good show. The biggest tactical flaw to me was the lack of thrust in midfield. Trent did not seem to be playing with a clear remit & that was a very tired performance by Milner. Wijnaldum played brilliantly in the hole in the first leg against Roma so I would have bent over backwards to play him there again. This is clearly the problem area going into the next 2 games. I don’t expect Madrid will do much different tactically based on this game, but Brighton just might.
Anybody read Honigstein’s ESPN article on Buvac possibly leaving? He argued it can be seen as an opportunity to bring in a tactician who is better in possession against low block teams. I wonder what profile of coach Sean would look for to get this team challenging for a league. Is it possible to simultaneously maintain the counterpress punch & become more sleek at passing through teams?