Liverpool – Red Bull Salzburg: Liverpool Withstand Salzburg’s Comeback (4-3)
Liverpool started the game in amazing fashion, dominating Salzburg with fast combinations and switches. After thirty minutes, the game looked to be done and dusted, howeverJesse Marsch’s tactical adjustment allowed Salzbug to come back and equalize. After that, Jürgen Klopp changed Liverpool’s formation and they were able to score the decisive fourth goal and win the game.
Tactical analysis and match report by Jonas G.
Liverpool have a perfect record in the Premier League after winning all seven league games this season. However, they lost their first Champions League match, away at Napoli, and are under pressure in their home match against Salzburg. Therefore, this home match could already be seen as the first must-win game of their season. Jürgen Klopp trusted his best eleven, only Joël Matip and Alisson missed out on injury and were replaced by Joe Gomez and Adrián. The midfield included Fabinho, Georginio Wijnaldum and Jordan Henderson in a 4-3-3 formation behind their three attackers.
Salzburg finally advanced to the Champions League groupe stage this year after missing out eleven times in a row before. They started their Champions League campaign with a remarkable 6-2 win over KRC Genk and are in first position of the group prior to this matchday. The biggest strength of this team is their offense. They scored forty goals in nine games in the Austrian Bundesliga, as well as the six against Genk. However, top-scorer Erling Braut Håland was not fully fit because of an illness and started on . . .