(Fig. 1: Liverpools actual position in the competition)
Liverpool used a 4-2-3-1 formation at home, in which Fabio and Venaldum paired at the back, Keita at the left, Mane at the right, and Fermino at the back. The above picture shows the actual position of Liverpool in the game. We can see that the overall formation of Liverpool leans more to the right, which is their main direction of attack in this campaign. Mane has become a key node.
Manchester United start: 1-De Gea, 2-Lindlov, 3-Bailey, 36-Damian, 18-Ashley-Young, 31-Matic, 21-Herrera (7911-Marshall), 20-Darot (4627-Ferraini), 14-Lingaard (858-Mata), 10-Rushford, 9-Lukaku
(Figure 2: Manchester Uniteds actual position in the game)
Manchester Uniteds formation is similar to 4-2-3-1. Herrera and Martic form a double back. Rushford and Dallow are separated on both sides of the back waist. Lukaku advances as a single arrow, while Lingaard plays the role of a free agent in the front. Judging from the actual position of Manchester United in the competition, it is difficult for them to penetrate the other sides 30 meters area in this campaign. The range of their activities is basically in their own half-court, which shows that Manchester United is on the suppressed side.
Phase 1: Manchester United put up the bus ahead of time and Liverpool managed to grab the start (from the start of the game - 24 minutes).
(Figure 4: Manchester Uniteds backcourt long pass Lingard failed)
Under Liverpools strategy of starting, Manchester United were completely suppressed, almost all of them returned to their half-court defence and set up a bus. Manchester United did not have a good chance in attack. They tried to bypass Liverpools midfield by looking for strikers directly through long passes in the back, but all ended in failure. First of all, Lingaard and Lukakus ability of back-to-back contact and holding the ball is relatively general, and this kind of golf is also very difficult to handle.
(Fig. 5: Manets goal)
Liverpools offensive routine seems simple, but in fact it is the dividend of integration. Firstly, as shown in the analysis chart, when Fabio passes the ball in the middle, Liverpools two midfielders, Keita and Venaldum, also actively plug in to support the attack, while jointly with Salah and Manet to control Uniteds defence. The ratio of Liverpools attack to Manchester Uniteds defence is 4:4. Fabios passing is precise and Manes running position is excellent. The subsequent action of unloading and connecting shooting is also a demonstration of personal ability, which makes Ashley Young, an experienced defender, completely unresponsive.
On the one hand, the number of offensive inputs has increased, Lukaku is no longer isolated and helpless, and Lingaard, Rushford and Dallows forward thrust has increased. The second is to improve the pass, try to control the ball in the opponents half to reduce the defensive pressure in the other half. At the same time, Liverpool, one goal ahead, also ushered in the first physical bottleneck period, temporarily reducing the intensity of confrontation and oppression, Manchester United had a chance to breathe.
In the 33rd minute of the match, Lingard sent out the straight plug from the front of the restricted area, Lukaku inserted the left-hand pass, Alison dropped the ball, Lingard kept up with the ball and helped Manchester United equalize the score. From Manchester Uniteds point of view, it was because of the increase in offense brought by the improvement of passing that the goal had the chance to hit and hit the door in the 30-meter area. You know, in the opening stages, Manchester United had a hard time pressing into the other half.
(Figure 8: Lingaards goal analysis)
Mourinhos switch to Ferraini at half-time was a clever move, not only to strengthen the defense in the middle, but also to add a fulcrum to the front. Ferrainis back insertion could form a link with Lukaku, and they could co-control Liverpools defence and create space for Rushford on the side.
(Fig. 10: Ferraini comes on to increase the front fulcrum)
As shown in the above clip, Ferraini can act as a fulcrum strategy to attack and create opportunities for the sideways. Manchester Uniteds offensive coordination is more delicate, and there are more possibilities to benefit from Ferrainis appearance in the set-piece attack.
Stage 3: Shakiris appearance enabled the Red Army to complete the offensive transfer and to win twice (72 minutes - the end of the game).
Shakiri replaced Keita on the right and Mane on the left, which changed the game greatly. Manchester Uniteds right-wing defensive problems gradually magnified with the transfer of Manuel. Ferraini was unable to give consideration to both protection and Damians one-to-one defensive ability was inadequate, leaving all the pressure on Herrera.
(Fig. 11: Shakiri scored the goal and Liverpool scored in the Super League)
Shakiri scored a key goal in just three minutes to help Liverpool beat the scoring. But as we can see from the footage, it was Erela, who had missed the place, who scored the goal. Manes ability to pass Herrera is also a central reflection of Uniteds right-wing defensive problems.
From the analysis of Shakiris goal, we can see that when Ma Neis side and Erela form a one-to-one situation, Manchester Uniteds defense is eager to shrink to the restricted area, Matic also sinks into the defensive protection restricted area and ignores the second point. There are problems in the defensive level, especially Shakiris unmarked, ready to plug in to complete the attack, and indeed let him find the opportunity.
In the 80th minute of the game, Shakiri passed directly to Fermino in the penalty area. The latter struck back on his heel. Shakiri followed up with a shot from the outside. The ball went into the net on Baileys leg and Liverpool locked in the win. The game ended 10 minutes ahead of schedule.
Mourinho had no choice but to let the rain hit his face. Behind him, Bogba sat on the bench and watched everything. He didnt know how he felt. Source: Netease Sports Author: User No. 2 Responsible Editor: Liu Dang_NS4812