If you win the ball back high up the field, you’re in a position where you can quickly transition from defence to attack and catch the opposition out of position.
This is where chances are created and goals are scored.
Klopp: No playmaker in the world can be as good as a good counter pressing situation #LFC
— uMAXit Football (@uMAXitFootball) September 26, 2016
On Monday Night Football last night, Jurgen Klopp explained Liverpool’s shape, defensively and offensively in relation to the counter-press, or gegenpress, as it was referred to in Germany.
Liverpool’s boss also explained it’s use mathematically; how certain players cut off room and split the pitch, limiting the opposition options and time.
It’s a really interesting watch.
Pictures: Monday Night Football, Sky Sports