You can always rely on Jamie Carragher and Gary Neville to provide expert analysis and they did so again on Monday Night Football looking at Jurgen Klopp‘s first game as Liverpool manager.
There’s been plenty of statistics shown about extra running and sprints since the 0-0 draw at Tottenham, but Carragher provides examples of how and where Liverpool produced Klopp’s different pressing techniques – not just simply running about more.
“We’ve been reading and hearing about what he was like with pressing and how much distance they’re going to cover,” said Carragher. “Very rarely do you see a manager stamp his authority on a team from day one, and that’s what he did.
“Transition was a massive thing for Jurgen Klopp at Borussia Dortmund and it looks like it will be for this Liverpool team.
“It’s organised pressing. You can see that it has been worked on in the first two or three days of training. These are things you don’t see from every team.”
Pointing to the extra kilometres run in the Spurs game, the former Liverpool defender noted: “It’s like Liverpool having an extra man on the pitch in terms of pressing and defending.”
Carragher and Neville later discussed the challenges Klopp will face – primarily whether his tactics can survive a longer English season with no winter break.
For more on Klopp’s tactics and pressing game, read our tactical analysis here.