Liverpool Football Club scouting report from 2015/16 season, before the Premier League game 21 against Arsenal. Liverpool is training by Jurgen Klopp. Lovers of the gegenpressing. Pressing the opposition right after losing possession thanks to a surveillance system made when the team is controlling the possession in the opposition’s half. After recover the ball, fast transition to avoid the reorganization in the opponent. Klopp has used during his career the 1-4-2-3-1 formation.
Liverpool is using 1-4-2-3-1 when the team is attacking, but it could change in a 1-4-3-3 formation depending of the opponent. . When the team is in defensive phase, changed to 1-4-4-2.
Liverpool game model is trying to adopt the Jurgen Klopp’s style (the famous gegenpressing). Controlling the possession in the opposition’s half favoring the advancing of the lines to opposite’s half and intense pressing after losings possession. Although the team is yet in adaptation process. The teams is trying to understand the game model, easy to check in the irregularity in the Liverpool’s games.
Moreover, currently Liverpool FC has a plague of injuries. Important players as Coutinho, Sakho, Sturridge, Lovrens, Skrtel, and Origi are out for next game. Therefore, it is difficult to predict how Jurgne Klopp will face the next game against Arsenal.
I hope you enjoy with this scouting report.
Author - Jose Silva Caparros
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