Brendan Rodgers’ Tactical Approach: How Liverpool adapt to Tiki-Taka?

Brendan Rodgers’ Tactical Approach: How Liverpool adapt to Tiki-Taka?

Brendan Rodgers is a man who has an appreciation of footballing perception and culture, regardless of its roots, a man who strives for perfection in the evolution of the game. The strategies of ‘Tiki-Taka’ and ‘totaal-voetbal’  form the basis of Brendan Rodgers’ modus operandi. It may have been a wise move to have turned to bet365 angebotscode and put some money down on Brendan making it to the top back in his early days in coaching such was his obvious …
Newcastle United 2 Liverpool 2 | Stats & Tactical Analysis

Newcastle United 2 Liverpool 2 | Stats & Tactical Analysis

In a Premier League fixture that has rarely disappointed in 20 years, we saw yet another Newcastle-Liverpool clash full of incident, goals and excitement. Newcastle lost Yanga-Mbiwa before half time to a red card and did well to go back in front before Sturridge levelled the scores. In the corresponding fixture at the end of last season, Liverpool dominated by using combinations to exploit the wide areas, particularly with the use of some brilliant third man runs, the wingers running …
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 …
Who will start in Liverpool's central midfield? Stats & Tactics

Who will start in Liverpool's central midfield? Stats & Tactics

The beginning of the 2012-13 season saw something of a revolution at Liverpool FC. Kenny Dalglish presided over an up-and-down 2011-12 season, but the final straw came when the club could only manage 8th place in the Premier League, their worst placing in nearly two decades. As a result, rising star Brendan Rodgers replaced Dalglish as the Merseysiders looked to build a team capable of challenging at the top end of the table. It wasn’t just results the board were …
What Formation Should Liverpool Use Going Forward? | Rafa, Dalglish & Rodgers Tactics

What Formation Should Liverpool Use Going Forward? | Rafa, Dalglish & Rodgers Tactics

The recent release of the EPL Index Tactics Board has kept me busy over the last few nights and judging by the reaction on Twitter, I haven’t been the only one. Playing with the tool (which can be found here: http://www.eplindex.com/tacticsboard/) prompted me to put this article together looking at different formations used by Liverpool in the recent history. I’ll start where most discussions today tend to start about Liverpool; with Rafa Benitez’s Premier League runners up of 2008/09. Having …
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 …
Liverpool's experimental tactical approach vs. Anji

Liverpool's experimental tactical approach vs. Anji

Marco Van Basten often spoke about an invisible cord that connected players within a formation, that one player's movements would directly affect another. The possession-based philosophical approach to football thinks about football in terms of space; how can a team control the game both with or without the ball? What was particularly interesting about the Anji match was that Rodgers’ Liverpool tactical approach moved away from the 1-4-3-3 that Rodgers has relied on since becoming the Liverpool manager. The Europa …
Tactical Analysis: Norwich 2 Liverpool 5

Tactical Analysis: Norwich 2 Liverpool 5

Both sides went into this fixture without a league win this season, what resulted was a convincing performance and victory for Liverpool, with Luis Suarez scoring a hat trick. Line Ups Norwich made wholesale changes to their team that beat Doncaster 1-0 in the League Cup. Grant Holt was again left out of the starting team, with Simeon Jackson and Steve Morison preferred. Liverpool also made nine changes from the midweek win at West Brom. Nuri Şahin’s double meant he …
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