What Liverpool got more than just 3 points with the score 6-1
No one would have expected. That Liverpool would dare to attack Leeds United to their homeland with a massive score of 6-1 in the Premier League battle on Monday night. Looking at their performance in the last 4 games
Because since the Reds opened their home to crush Manchester United 7-0 in the last red battle, they could not win again. Which, if counting only league games. Jurgen Klopp’s team only collects 2 points from a draw with Chelsea and Arsenal , the rest is 0 points from losses against Bournemouth and Manchester UnitedCity
Therefore, it is not surprising that when visiting Elland Road,
Liverpool were hardly against anything. Although the home team is a team that is running away from death. But if you remember, they’ve beaten the away team before at Anfield, so coming back to play at home is also quite an advantage.
This season, the Reds have often lost their way to struggling teams. Because these teams intend to play with tightness and are ready to use the counter-attack game to ask for just a few moments to decide the victory. In the past, Jurgen Klopp’s team had always encountered this kind of plan, but they were unable to cope at all.
It seem that the German boss was trying to change the way he played so that his team would not suffer the same injuries over and over again, but in many games they failed. being led quickly Easy to lose Can’t press in the middle after a mistake, the face is not sharp
However small spark was ignite in Liverpool home game against Arsenal last week. Especially in the last 45 minutes they were able to come back to raise the game and chase the crowd until they could not do anything well and followed the rivalry from being 2-0 to 2-2 and almost won. Also, if Salah doesn’t miss a penalty and Aaron Ramsdale doesn’t show a super save at the end of the game
That little spark is the style of play that Jurgen Klopp has been trying to change for so long.
It was put to good use in 45 minutes in game.
If anyone notices that In the second half, Liverpool switched from a 4-3-3 to a 3-4-3 formation by pushing Trent Alexander-Arnold. Up to play more in the middle of the right side or what football language calls lane in the “Inverted Fullback” position, which turns out to be able to perform impressively and earn a lot of praise.
After meeting Leeds last night, Klopp managed to implement this strategy from the first minute. And made the 24-year-old right-back a standout once again. is the heart of the offensive game but did not lose the process in the defensive game as before With a well-thought-out strategy, when Trent pushes up to attack, Fabinho will take over the task of clearing the midfield with Ibrahima Konate backing in on the right flank.
From having attack on the right. It turn out that Leeds could not do anything well. They only had chances early in the first half. But after that, he encountered both the counter-attack. The set-up of the ball from the away team until finally crashing and being hit half dozen times.
In fact, Klopp admits the system he has been using since the start of the season. But it doesn’t work very well for a number of reasons. Before coming to perfection, it was in the last game last night.
In the old system, Trent play a role on the right flank, both defensively and offensively.
It has a weakness where this type of filling has a huge area and has hit by a rival, laying a long ball across the middle territory and using a speed that has a frequent speed to do. Or focus on throwing on that side to put pressure on the defense and eventually the Liverpool players will lose the process themselves.
But for this new style of play, Trent can come up and help chase the press from midfield to easily cut off the ball through the back and if the bomb comes in, there are 3 centers like Konate, Van Dijk and Rob. Bo, who came down to help temporarily, waiting to eat
Indeed, this plan has been adopted by Pep Guardiola at Manchester City since his arrival in 2016, and Mikel Arteta adopted it at Arsenal. Until the form radiates and is now winning the championship
The 6 goals of Liverpool that happened in the last game is therefore not a coincidence. Because they have a long time to prepare before coming to play this game So this is a major change that could affect Jurgen Klopp’s approach to the squad next season.