Liverpool: Klopp’s Pressing Regime Creates the Play against Manchester City

“Gegenpressing is the best playmaker there is.” By now, most football fans can tell you that these words were said by Jurgen Klopp. He may have made this statement during his days in Germany, while coaching Borussia Dortmund, but his philosophy has translated just as clearly to the English game. Now managing Liverpool, Klopp has […]

Pellegrini’s Shift in System allows Fernandinho to Thrive against Sevilla

In recent seasons, Manuel Pellegrini has developed something of a reputation for tactical inflexibility. He’s regularly stuck to either a 4-4-2 or a 4-2-3-1, shapes which are largely similar, and though no one worries about that when they win, the opposite is true when they lose. Could the Chilean have tightened the team up defensively, […]

Multifaceted Stevan Jovetic Continues To Show Why He’s Such A Weapon For Mancini’s Inter

Before Stevan Jovetic had played any minutes for Inter Milan, he was confronted with a challenging conundrum: What shirt number to choose? His first choice was the beloved number eight. “I’ve always adored that shirt. It was Mijatovic’s and Savicevic’s when I was little,” he expressed. But with Rodrigo Palacio already occupying the number eight, […]

Aleksandar Kolarov Coalesces Brilliantly With David Silva in Man City’s Win vs Spurs

Aleksandar Kolarov was absolutely irresistible in Manchester City’s 1-0 win against Tottenham at White Hart Lane, in what was one of the best performances you’re likely to see from a fullback all season. The former Lazio star was full of running, tirelessly motoring up and down the touchline throughout, as he showed why he can […]