Is this a sign that Liverpool obey Jurgen Klopp’s instructions or what…?
A clip has been created by Twitter user @LFCImpulse, and we’re mightily impressed with his work.
It shows a second-half counter-press trap set by Liverpool’s midfielders, which could have resulted in another goal.
When we lost the ball in Leicester’s half, our players each picked up a man, purposely leaving one open Leicester midfielder. This meant they knew he’d receive possession and had already started sprinting towards him from all angles to steal the ball. It worked, and we were immediately on the front-foot with six red shirts in attacking positions and Leicester out of position.
It’s simple, yet effective. Crucially, it relies on players understanding they’re a cog in a team. Each needs to contribute for results – hence why Klopp is so particular about which footballers can fit his system.
For us, this is lovely to watch. We knew Liverpool were playing well on Saturday, but when you see it explained like this, it’s like a lightbulb going off!
— Leroy | LFC Impulse (@LFCImpulse) September 12, 2016