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 062014
Liverpool 0, Sunderland 0 - LFC Player Ratings & Tactics

Liverpool 0, Sunderland 0 Anfield, Liverpool (44,716) Tactics Liverpool persisted with the defensive set-up which has gone some way to tightening things up in recent weeks, but this hampers them in attack. The first half was dull as both sides looked happy to take few risks, which meant very little chances were created and there were hardly any meaningful shots on goal. The Reds seem to have abandoned the practise of playing out from the keeper via the centre backs, with most of Mignolet’s kicks going long. Liverpool played a 4-2-3-1 formation which morphed into a 4-1-4-1 as the game continue reading

Mar 262014
LFC Tactics & Player Ratings - Liverpool 2, Sunderland 1

Liverpool 2, Sunderland 1 Anfield, Liverpool (Att: 44,524) Sunderland scorer: Ki (76′) Liverpool scorers: Gerrard (39′), Sturridge (48′) Tactics Liverpool started the game with the diamond formation which has served them so well recently, and one which has produced some excellent displays attacking football. Coutinho was at the top of the diamond, as the side lined up as they did against Cardiff last time out. The team created chances against a packed Sunderland defence which consisted of a back three, with two midfielders and two full backs covering in front of it. They failed to make any pay in the first half until continue reading

Sep 292013
LFC Player Ratings & Tactics - Sunderland 1, Liverpool 3

Sunderland 1, Liverpool 3 Stadium of Light, Sunderland (Att: 41, 415) Liverpool scorers: Sturridge (28), Suarez (36, 89) Player Ratings Formation – 3-1-4-2 (see tactics below) Simon Mignolet – 6 Didn’t look entirely convincing under crosses but dealt with them somehow! Spilled the ball from a long shot for Sunderland’s goal, but made one key save with his legs in the first half. Kolo Toure – 6.5 Another solid performance at right centre back from the Ivorian. Comfortable on the ball and clever in defence. Martin Skrtel – 6.5 His battle with Jozy Altidore was one of the highlights of the continue reading

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