The hugely successful and much-praised tactics of Jürgen Klopp have been explained in a new video by The Redmen TV’s Chris Pajak.
Pajak, host of The Redmen TV and Liverpool season-ticket holder, gives a detailed, 21-minute description of what we should expect to see on the pitch with Klopp in charge.
Pajak details how the 48-year-old could implement his favoured 4-2-3-1 formation with the players at his disposal, and also discusses the gegenpressing philosophy that Klopp likes to deploy.
That’s ‘counter pressing’ for those of us who don’t consider ourselves football hipsters.
Klopp has been quick to state that he is not too rigid in his thinking, however, and admits he will change things if they are not working.
“I do not only have one vision,” he said.
“What we played at Dortmund was the way we thought best to be more successful than before, that’s all.
“If you are not in the best situation, we have to change and the first thing we have to change is to do more.
“If you try to be more intelligent, it’s not possible, but if you try to do more, try to learn more, try to invest more, that’s possible.
This would not be a new approach for the German on Merseyside, with Klopp employing tactical flexibility during his time in the Bundesliga.
“In Dortmund, if we had a problem, we changed our style of course–but it didn’t come to the view of all the world,” he continued.
“If you watch Champions League, we couldn’t play with them on one level.
“We didn’t drive to Manchester City and say ‘hi guys, look if you can get the ball’—we needed to work harder than them and then we are in a good position.”