Gabriel Jones

Liverpool fan and passionate football coach!

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Liverpool 0-1 Aston Villa: Post-Match Tactical Analysis

Liverpool 0-1 Aston Villa: Post-Match Tactical Analysis

Liverpool paid the price for a lack of cutting edge against a hungry, high flying Aston Villa team now firmly finding their feet under Paul Lambert and Roy Keane with a near-flawless start to the season. Aston Villa coming to Anfield remains one of Brendan Rodgers few tactical jigsaw puzzles he is yet to figure out. The Birmingham side have flourished at Liverpool for the last few seasons now with the same mindset and strategy on each visit. It has …
Tottenham Hotspur 0-3 Liverpool: Post-Match Tactical Analysis

Tottenham Hotspur 0-3 Liverpool: Post-Match Tactical Analysis

Spurs looked to take revenge on Liverpool for their 5-0 and 4-0 routs last season, and this was the new look starting line up that Mauricio Pochettino went with, who had a fantastic run-out the week before against QPR: Rodgers had already found the recipe for defeating Pochettino by going with the diamond away from home against Southampton last season. In that game Coutinho through the middle hadn't worked, and Sterling was brought on at the tip of the diamond …
Manchester City 3 Liverpool 1: Post-Match Tactical Analysis

Manchester City 3 Liverpool 1: Post-Match Tactical Analysis

Manchester City made their first big statement of the new season with a punishing display against a Liverpool side who were gutsy but failed to take their chances, ultimately suffering from individual errors - a common theme from last season. Manchester City made a couple of changes to the back line, with Gael Clichy at left-back and Pablo Zabaleta at right-back. Otherwise they stayed the same, keeping the same 4-4-1-1 with Stevan Jovetic playing in behind Edin Dzeko up front. …
Liverpool FC: Stronger Than Ever - Part 2

Liverpool FC: Stronger Than Ever - Part 2

Welcome to part 2. Time to round off with some more ramblings on why Liverpool are looking far stronger than they are being given credit for. As I said before - they may not win the title, but they will very soon. Moving Backwards & Doing a Spurs It is now time to take a firm stance on football fans with illogical views. Everyday people are continuing to get away with making lazy comparisons, and this one is no different. After …
Liverpool FC: Stronger Than Ever - Part 1

Liverpool FC: Stronger Than Ever - Part 1

We are finally back - this could be one of the most competitive Premier League seasons of all time, with four or five clubs all in with a genuine chance of winning the title. This 2-part article will focus on Liverpool and their competition, their naysayers, and the factors that I believe will lead them to another fantastic season. Not necessarily the title, but another step forward in their progression under Brendan Rodgers. Since the departure of Suarez, it is …
Argentina 2 Bosnia-Herzegovina 1 | Post-Match Tactical Analysis

Argentina 2 Bosnia-Herzegovina 1 | Post-Match Tactical Analysis

Lionel Messi left his first mark on the 2014 World Cup with a superb goal after creating Argentina's first, despite having an otherwise frustrating game. Argentina coach Alejandro Sabella set up in a 3-5-2, with Pablo Zabaleta and Marcos Rojo operating as the two wing backs - they stretched the width of the pitch well and created good areas of space for Argentina to play into. However despite the time they had on the ball, their first half play was …
Liverpool 0 Chelsea 2 | Post-Match Stats & Tactical Analysis

Liverpool 0 Chelsea 2 | Post-Match Stats & Tactical Analysis

Chelsea put an end to Liverpool's 11 game unbeaten run in a massively anticipated potential title decider. The pretext to the contest was what some referred to as a psychological masterclass from Jose Mourinho. It appeared that he had provided the greatest platform possible for a Chelsea defeat, knowing full well that he would not allow defeat to happen. From the absence of crucial players, the declaration that the 'reserves' would be played to save fire power for Atletico, Mourinho's …
Norwich City 2 Liverpool 3: Post-Match Stats & Tactical Analysis

Norwich City 2 Liverpool 3: Post-Match Stats & Tactical Analysis

Liverpool took a bold step closer to the Premier League title with another arse-clenching, scrappy yet stylish victory. Norwich welcomed them with the very real possibility of relegation hanging over their heads, and three points the desperate objective. Liverpool came without the luxury of Daniel Sturridge and Jordan Henderson in the starting line-up, forcing Brendan Rodgers to adapt. Norwich Neil Adams went with his diamond formation to combat Liverpool's threat of midfield dominance and particularly to shut out the early …
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