Comment on 4-4-2 diamond shines in Southampton victory – Liverpool Tactical Overview by Colyn

hello Adam. I think you’re being too generous! Rodgers has been a manager for around 7 or so years I think and in that time every team at every level has conceded over a goal a game. He never, not once looked at what he was doing and tried to change that – or simply couldn’t figure it out. That’s not good either way.

I still believe we need to question his squad building ability and certainly his man management. There was certainly far too much discontent in the squad. Sterling, Sakho, Manquillo to name 3 that were basically not in the favourite group. You could almost push Moreno and Lucas into that group too. The wrangling with the transfer committee is pretty well documented and I would say that our most successful transfers over his tenure were not his picks at all. He’s also left us a squad with little full back cover.

The runs of results you discuss are simply a consequence of having players of a certain quality. We spent money on good players no doubt. It was his job to pull them together, get the best from them and get them near their potential. The difference between Rodgers and Klopp on that front is several miles. Far more than the 40% you quote, in my opinion that is.

As a final note I would also say that Rodgers never got 4-2-3-1 to work in his 3+ years. Klopp managed it in less than a month. That said the difference between Rodgers version and Klopps are quite honestly poles apart when you look at the details of each.




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