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Talking Tactics: Are Liverpool Ready For Klopp’s Heavy Metal Football?




Jurgen Klopp is a manager who is known for his aggressive tactics or in other words, his heavy metal football. During his time at Dortmund, Klopp was known to impose his high pressing attacking tactics and that worked wonders for his former club. He arrived at Anfield at a time when the club was not at the best of situations and he had to do a lot of rebuilding. The manager has had his share of time with the club and this will be his first full season as a manager. A lot is expected from the manager and the supporters are already expecting some hard hitting heavy metal stuff from the boss. Although Klopp has managed to answer many concerns that existed a year back, there are still a few that need to be answered by the manager. Here is a look at them.

A quality left-back

This issue has been dragging around for quite some time now and Klopp will have to answer it before it is too late. At the moment, Liverpool only have Alberto Moreno and James Milner as their two left-backs with Joe Gomez injured. They both are not from the top draw as both have their own set of weaknesses. Enough said; Liverpool need a quality left-back and this needs to happen as soon as possible.

Weak midfield


At the moment, Liverpool’s midfield looks quite vulnerable and Can, Henderson and Wijnaldum will have to pull their socks up to bring their ‘A’ game out. After Gerrard’s departure, Emre Can has been the most consistent midfielder for Liverpool and with his form not at the best, Liverpool are in a state of worry. The new signing Wijnaldum will have to prove his worth and Henderson will have to show why he is the skipper. Also, it will be great if Klopp manages to get a quality midfielder as well.

A flexible attack

Attack is the only department that looks in a good state at the moment and Liverpool will rely a lot on them throughout the season. However, it has happened in the last season that whenever Klopp tried to use a different formation other than the 4-2-3-1, the attack crumbled and was not performing as expected. However, this time around there seems to be a possibility of a 4-3-3 as well as a 4-4-2 with the kind of players that Klopp has at his disposal. With that in mind, the forwards will have to be flexible to play at different position and roles.