In an insightful video from the club, Pep Lijnders puts the Reds through their paces in training with a 6v6, one-touch tournament.
The Dutchman’s instructions are that the player who receives the ball can take two touches, everyone else can only play the ball as it comes. Lijnders then says there will be a two-touch tournament, with the receiving player again allowed an extra touch.
It explains Jürgen Klopp’s tactical insistence that the lads win the ball, as well as releasing it quickly.
Interestingly, Bobby Firmino and Mo Salah are not allowed to score: they can only assist.
The Bobby/Mo rule here is very interesting – it could be an insight into how the Reds fluid interchange will function on Saturday night in the Champions League final.
Watch the video here:
Nice insight to a use of rules and constraints in a 6v6 tournament here. Lijnders using a two touch rule following a successful tackle in a “one touch” tournament” to reinforce Liverpool’s principles. pic.twitter.com/WWuNmKh83l
— George Jones (@georgejjones) May 29, 2019