Manchester City – Liverpool: Klopp’s New Arrangement Earns A Draw At The Etihad (1-1)

A Liverpool side focused on pressing and transitions ensured that the game had a fast-paced start, which resulted in an early lead for the visitors through a Mohamed Salah penalty. City tweaked their shape slightly and eventually hit back through Gabriel Jesus. As the game progressed, the chances dried up as both sides looked to manage risk against the attacking threats of their opponent. 

Tactical analysis and match report by Josh Manley.

The last time England’s top two teams met, there was a surprise 4-0 victory for Manchester City as Pep Guardiola produced an interesting tactical idea to beat the Liverpool press. City’s own start to this season has been less ideal, dropping points against the likes of Leicester City, Leeds United and West Ham. Probably the best result so far has been the 1-0 win over Arsenal. After conceding five against Leicester, Pep seems to have tried to tighten the defense up, but this may have come at the cost of uncharacteristic cautiousness with the ball

Liverpool have not been quite the . . .

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Josh Manley (21) is a student and aspiring coach. Heavily interested in tactics and strategy in football. Watching teams from all top European leagues, but especially Manchester United and Barcelona. [ View all posts ]

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