Brendan Rodgers' Liverpool: Tactical Analysis | Options for Liverpool

Brendan Rodgers' Liverpool: Tactical Analysis | Options for Liverpool

Liverpool made an impressive start to their 2013/14 season with three priceless 1-0 victories, eclipsing any of their previous opening three results in the last 19 years. Looking at the improvements to the side Brendan Rodgers has made since the January transfer window, there were many speaking of the idea that Liverpool could come into the season quietly confident, and surprise a few people as the year progressed with a much stronger presence in the top 6. However this element …
Scouting Report: Liverpool | Stats & In-Depth Tactical Analysis

Scouting Report: Liverpool | Stats & In-Depth Tactical Analysis

This week Martin Lewis has a scouting report on Brendan Rodgers' Liverpool side. This will not only be interesting for Liverpool supporters but also Tottenham Hotspur supporters before the big Super Sunday game. In fact supporters of any club that are yet to play Liverpool this season will find this in-depth tactical and statistical analysis interesting. You can find Tottenham's Scouting Report from earlier in the season here: Tottenham Scouting Report [box_light]N.B. Please note that this is not an article …
Tactical Match Report | West Brom 3 Liverpool 0

Tactical Match Report | West Brom 3 Liverpool 0

This was not the result Brendan Rodgers would have looked for in his first league match as Liverpool manager on the opening day of the league season. Line Up Liverpool lined up with what can be considered their strongest team, bar Jose Enrique who missed out with a knock to his knee. In his place came Martin Kelly and Glen Johnson moved to left-back. Liverpool played a 4-2-1-3. Like Liverpool, West Brom played their first league fixture under new manager …
Brendan Rodgers: Resting With The Ball | Top European League Analysis

Brendan Rodgers: Resting With The Ball | Top European League Analysis

Brendan Rodgers' appointment as Liverpool manager has prompted some fascinating discussions about his overall playing philosophy and how it might be transferred to his new club. Swansea’s impressive passing statistics have been much quoted in this context; only Manchester City attempted and completed more than them last season. An intriguing aspect of this preference for possession is that it is used as both an offensive and defensive tool. Michael Cox of Zonal Marking previously elaborated on the link between possession …
Tactical: How a Martinez Liverpool 3-4-3 Could Look

Tactical: How a Martinez Liverpool 3-4-3 Could Look

With Roberto Martinez currently in the front running to take over the vacant manager’s job at Liverpool I thought it might be interesting to take a look at how his tactics, formations and general footballing philosophy might be applied to the current crop of Liverpool players. Footballing Philosophy It is pretty evident Martinez's teams likes to pass out from the back, and he is a believer in the passing game rather than a lump it forward kind of style. His …