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Teamwork magic!

Discussion in 'The Football Forum' started by rurikbird, Aug 13, 2019.

  1. rurikbird

    rurikbird Part of the Furniture Honorary Member

    Aug 24, 2006
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    I'd like to open this thread for best examples of Liverpool's teamwork during the season. Maybe some other teams' goals can be posted here too – not sure, you decide what's appropriate. Anyway, here is our 4th goal vs Norwich:

    Full build-up (alas, probably visible for US-based viewers only):

    Shorter version:

    Chris Pajak's analysis:


    What Chris didn't mention was the earlier phase (visible on the first video above), where Firmino had to do a full stretch in mid-air near the side line to keep the ball in play, then Origi and Gini just about won their duels and finally Fabinho's clean and decisive touch set the whole combination in motion. Also, Hendo's thinking was absolutely spot-on – he knows Salah is far better than him at taking players on, so he plays it to Mo's feet right away and then runs into the corner to help create space. Mo draws the attention of 3-4 defenders and just as they were about to collapse on him gives up the ball to Hendo again.

    The decisive piece of quality was of course Trent's exquisite pass, but there were lots of elements to this attack that were such a classic Klopp build-up – creating space through constant selfless movement rather than doing anything complicated, until the quality final ball unlocked the whole Norwich defense. It was a basketball play in essence – players running and setting screens around the perimeter to draw the opposition away from the basket and set up an alley-up pass for an easy dunk by the big man. It seemed like Norwich were totally bamboozled and didn't have a slightest clue how to counter the danger.
    Last edited: Aug 13, 2019
  2. Brizzle

    Brizzle Well-Known Member

    Dec 6, 2006
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    The chance where Firmino didn't leave it for Div on the back post was epic team playing in a short space of time (until that theft of a certain tap in).
  3. Dirty Sanchez

    Dirty Sanchez I Moustache You a Question Member

    Aug 23, 2009
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    Why are you gracing the pages of SCM and not in football management @rurikbird ?

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