Rodgers Out, Or We're Out

Rodgers Out, Or We're Out

Rewind to the first Brendan Rodgers, Liverpool Football Club press conference. The press, naturally, were gathered and Liverpool’s eighteenth manager was introduced. Tom Werner, the introducing board member, labelled Rodgers as a “forward thinking coach” who would bring a style of “relentless, attacking football”. Fast forward back to the present and the reality is much different. Liverpool are four years into Brendan Rodgers’ tenure and have scored three goals in five games at the start of the 2015/2016 Premier League …
Liverpool vs Bolton | FA Cup 4th Round Preview

Liverpool vs Bolton | FA Cup 4th Round Preview

Liverpool face Bolton Wanderers in the 4th Round of the FA Cup on Saturday as they look to continue their recent resurgence in from after recovering from a disastrous start to the season. The Reds put in a commanding display in the first leg of the Capital One Cup semi-final against league leaders Chelsea and the 1-1 draw didn't provide a fair reading in a fairly one sided match. Bolton themselves had a dismal start to the season but have …
Liverpool's 3-4-1-2 | Not so different after all? Tactical Analysis

Liverpool's 3-4-1-2 | Not so different after all? Tactical Analysis

This article will take a look at the “new” 3-4-1-2 of Liverpool FC when in-possession. It will then compare the 4-2-3-1 formation to the 3-4-1-2, using Crystal Palace (5th October 2013) and Norwich (19th January 2013) as precedents. This article considers the in-possession formation only. This isn’t the first time Liverpool have experimented with a back three under Brendan Rodgers, as Liverpool used a 3-4-1-2 around this time last year for a short period of time. Chris Davies (Liverpool’s Head …
The Rising Importance Of A Footballing Philosophy In The EPL

The Rising Importance Of A Footballing Philosophy In The EPL

Why Daniel Sturridge Solves Liverpool's Tactical Problems

Why Daniel Sturridge Solves Liverpool's Tactical Problems

The introduction of Daniel Sturridge has brought about tactical changes at Anfield that possibly offer a resounding solution to Liverpool’s defining tactical inefficiency that we have seen so much of this season. For the last two seasons (and more) at Anfield, Liverpool have consistently created chance after chance, only to leave fans frustrated and little to offer on the score sheet. Most people will tell you that the reason behind this was the inability of Liverpool’s players to finish and …
Brendan Rodgers' Vision | Stoke 3 Liverpool 1 Analysis

Brendan Rodgers' Vision | Stoke 3 Liverpool 1 Analysis

The tactic of dominating possession was at first a defensive ploy from Scotland against the stronger, quicker and more devastating England team in the late 1800s. It was a tactical approach that existed purely as a way of controlling the opposition and the game, not as a ends in itself. The possession-based philosophy that Cruyff dreamt up some time in the 1970s that has gone on to influence many great coaches and teams in world football, was one that seems …