Frábćr umfjöllun um klúđriđ í uppstillingu og taktík hjá Liverpool á móti Manchester City á mánudagskvöld.
Within the first ten minutes, the overarching narratives to match reports were observed – as well as the result. Liverpool’s midfield were chasing shadows for the ninety minutes, unable to match Manchester City’s ability to keep possession and always having a spare man in midfield. This was not the fault of Lucas but the fault of Roy Hodgson.
Svo er tilvitnun í Arrigo Sacchi sem ég er algjörlega sammála, veit ađ ţađ sama gildir ekki um marga stuđningsmenn Liverpool.
“When I was director of football at Real Madrid I had to evaluate the players coming through the youth ranks. We had some who were very good footballers. They had technique, they had athleticism, they had drive, they were hungry.
“But they lacked what I call knowing-how-to-play-football. They lacked decision making. They lacked positioning. They didn’t have the subtle sensitivity of football: how a player should move within the collective. And for many, I wasn’t sure they were going to learn”.
“You see, strength, passion, technique, athleticism, all of these are very important. But they are a means to an end, not an end in itself. They help you reach your goal, which is putting your talent at the service of the team and, by doing this, making both of you and the team greater.
“In situations like that, I just have to say, Gerrard’s a great footballer, but perhaps not a great player.”