How Liverpool’s strategy dominated Inter Milan in Champions League (Part IV)

How Liverpool’s strategy dominated Inter Milan in Champions League (Part IV)

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19 Feb 2022
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Klopp’s substitutions have also worked. Liverpool got ending control and Trent used it well. In addition to preparing for a corner, another important move from the Liverpool coaching staff is substitutions in the second half. 


Changes during the break

Even during the break, Klopp released Firmino on the field (although Jota’s injury intervened), and on the 60th he made a triple substitution – instead of Fabinho, Elliott and Mane, Henderson, Keita and Luis Diaz came out.  After the game, Klopp explained that with their help, Liverpool took control of the game: “The guys who came on as a substitute made a great impact on the game. All three were good in their segment. After Bobby’s goal, we started to control the game, and then generally scored a great second goal – again after the standard. 

This control was expressed through possession. Liverpool’s figure in the final half hour is 67%. Henderson and Keita were especially good at supporting him. Despite only playing 30 minutes, Jordan managed to become Liverpool’s first midfielder in assists. Keith’s coolness is the leader in passing accuracy among midfielders. Thanks to this superiority in possession, Trent got more chances to prove himself. In the duel with Perisic, he was clearly losing before the triple substitution. Then he corrected himself due to cool episodes in the attack. 

This moment Trent starts even closer to his goal than Perisic: But he ends up far ahead of the Croat. Freedom transformed into a killer pass to Diaz – this is the very only clear moment in the match from the field:  In the episode before the free-kick for the second goal, Trent also showed himself well – first of all, in motion. And at the end of the episode, Bastogne, to which Vidal flies up to help. The case ends with a Chilean foul.


Trend’s influence on the game

As a result, Trent has earned two set pieces from which Liverpool scored both goals, and an even better moment created by the team in the entire game. This does not make his performance outstanding (became the worst on the team in terms of unsuccessful tackles, Robertson played more stable), it only emphasizes that thanks to his unique qualities in attack, he can improve his grade even in a relatively unsuccessful game. 

The most daring tactics of Inter is the explanation why we saw such a frenzied intensity and an equal game. Inzaghi’s team not only came up with an interesting plan, but also executed it well. With a certain amount of luck, they could even win, and now they are forced to start the answer with the need to score at least two at Anfield – very insulting and harsh. 

Liverpool prove once again that they have some of the best coaching staff in football (not necessarily the best head coach, although Klopp has a good chance here too). There were well-thought-out decisions before the match (the entry of a strong Konate under the powerful Inter), and successful substitutions (the entry of Hendo and Keita), and the standards that Jurgen’s assistants are working on and which have worked again. With this combination, you can win matches even when the opponent gives a great performance.

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