After that awful defeat last week against Burnley,
Liverpool ended the
first month of the Premier League with a draw at White Hart Lane. Many fans feel that Liverpool deserved the three points; They had plenty of
chances, they had a (wrongly?) disallowed goal, they hit the bar and overall in
many times they seemed like the best team. However, the end result is that once again Liverpool failed to maintain the lead which they got in
the 43rd minute after James Milner converted the penalty Roberto
Firmino earned. But let’s get into more details.
Milner being exposed
As Alberto Moreno has been nowhere near good enough for the first team, James Milner has stepped into his place as a left back. Although Milner is one of the more hard working players, he can’t learn that easily and quickly his new position. In this case after the ball is played behind his back, he doesn’t get close enough to Lamela giving the Argentinian many options.
Counter attacking flaws
Many times counter attacking has proved beneficial but not this time.
try to get the ball up front quickly but they are doing this with too many
players. Hence when Wijnaldum can’t get the ball through Wanyama there’s too
much space and too many Tottenham players who haven’t managed to get back
creating a very dangerous situation.
Last year we saw in a matter of cases geggenpressing in practice, the philosophy of Jurgen Klopp, trying to press high and get the ball immediately after losing it. This year it seems like it has been implemented well into the player’s brain and this is another proof of this. As Tottenham plays from behind, 4