As ever this week, Jamie Carragher and Gary Neville provided an excellent analysis of Liverpool vs Arsenal on Sky Sports’ Monday Night Football.
Carragher described the 3-4-2-1 formation as “encouraging” while showing how the two wing-backs of Jordan Henderson and Lazar Markovic were more like actual wingers.
The former defender also highlighted Raheem Sterling’s pressing and ability to run in behind. Carragher showed the attacking setup from Brendan Rodgers’ side caused headaches for Arsenal‘s full backs in particular, not sure whether to stay with the wide player or the attacking midfielders of Philippe Coutinho or Adam Lallana as they moved inside.
Carragher described how Liverpool are “toothless in both boxes” but that were signs of last season in their play between the two boxes against Arsenal.
Neville, meanwhile, lamented the general lack of intensity among both teams (and the Premier League in general) – having too many technical players but not enough who are relentless in their work ethic.
As ever, excellent viewing and analysis.