Jürgen Klopp’s Liverpool and the importance of ‘gegenpressing’

“Who is the best playmaker in the world? While others squabble over individual players, Jürgen Klopp has no doubt. Nothing, he believes, creates more chances than gegenpressing. It is his faith in that style and his ability to instil its principles in his players that allowed Borussia Dortmund to compete with far wealthier clubs. The system was able to negate the fact Bayern Munich were able to afford better individuals. The hope at Liverpool is he can have a similar impact in the Premier League.” Guardian – Jonathan Wilson

Analysis: Jürgen Klopp’s tactical options in the attacking third at Liverpool
“Transitional phase and long-term future are terms that have become synonymous with Liverpool Football Club. Those can easily be replaced with false dawn and exaggerated hope, with the same actual results on an off the field. But Liverpool’s appointment of Jürgen Klopp as manager has been met with widespread acceptance from all corners of the sport. Klopp may well be the most high profile manager Liverpool have appointed in the Premier League, surpassing La Liga & UEFA Cup winner Rafael Benitez in 2004 and even the returning Kenny Dalglish in 2011.” Outside of the Boot


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