Lazar Marković

Jul 092016
Match Report & Tactics: Liverpool's 1-0 Friendly Win at Tranmere Rovers

Liverpool kicked off their first full season under the management of Jurgen Klopp with a friendly away to local side Tranmere Rovers. An impressive, surprisingly sharp display from Danny Ings was the highlight of the game, but there were plenty of encouraging signs from a few of the club’s academy players. Embed from Getty Images The German manager attended the game fresh from signing a new six year contract, and used 22 players during this training exercise against National League (5th tier) opposition. Klopp’s 4-3-3 formation surprised a few people, but this fairly simple system is one which is often continue reading

Feb 102015
Liverpool 3, Spurs 2 - LFC Player Ratings & Tactics

Liverpool 3, Tottenham Hotspur 2 Anfield, Liverpool (44,577) Liverpool scorers: Markovic 15′, Gerrard 53′ (pen), Balotelli 83′ Tottenham scorers: Kane 26′, Dembélé 61′ Player Ratings Simon Mignolet – 7 Made a great save  from Lamela in the second half. His kicking was generally poor, but he played a part in the first goal as it was his long kick from hands to Sturridge which set the move off. *Emre Can – 8 Dominates his area of the pitch in whatever position he plays. Can now be classed as a central defender, such is his proficiency in the position, but looked equally at continue reading

Jan 112015
Sunderland 0, Liverpool 1 - LFC Player Ratings & Tactics

Sunderland 0, Liverpool 1 Stadium of Light, Sunderland (45,359) Liverpool scorer: Markovic 9′ Tactics Liverpool continued with the 3-4-3 formation, which saw Lazar Markovic switch to the right side of midfield, with Alberto Moreno coming into the side on the left. Fabio Borini replaced Rickie Lambert up front, The team pressed right from the kick off, but seemed to sit back once they scored, and also looked to defend the lead and break on the counter even once Sunderland were down to ten men. Emre Can played several positions once Steven Gerrard was taken off at half time with a continue reading

Dec 182014
Bournemouth 1, Liverpool 3 - LFC Player Ratings & Tactics

Bournemouth 1, Liverpool 3 Dean Court, Boscombe, Bournemouth (11,347) Liverpool scorers: Sterling 20′, 51′, Markovic 27′ Bournemouth scorer: Gosling 57′ Liverpool Tactics Player Ratings Brad Jones – 5.5 Might have done better with the goal, but was unsighted as the ball was shot through Touré’s legs. Distribution OK, especially from hands, but can still do better. Kolo Touré – 6 The best of a bad bunch in defence, as is often the case, until Sakho came on. Played a good ball into the centre of the park to Lallana, who then set up Sterling for the third goal. Martin Skrtel – 5.5 Conspired with continue reading

Jul 282014
Olympiacos 0, Liverpool 1 - Liverpool Tactics

Olympiacos 0 , Liverpool 1 Soldier Field, Chicago (36,170) Liverpool scorer: Sterling (5′) Liverpool began the game with a strong line-up, playing in the 4-3-3 system we’ve seen used in most of the pre-season games so far. Steven Gerrard, Glen Johnson, Kolo Touré, Jordan Henderson, Raheem Sterling, and Daniel Sturridge returned to the fray, with Lazar Marković playing his first game for the club. Gerrard dropped deep between the central defenders who would spread wide when the team had the ball, allowing the full backs to push up. Henderson and Emre Can provided the insurance in midfield either side of continue reading

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