What Liverpool learnt from the Wolves game


1) 4-4-2 – I am not against playing the formation per se, but we certainly saw its limitations when we played Tottenham a couple of weeks ago. Especially if a couple of the midfield players are not too adept at tackling or tracking back (Adam and Henderson), the backline can be too readily exposed. For me, it should be used but not in every match, and we faced the same trouble against Wolves last season when they played 4-5-1. With a lot of teams playing 4-5-1 these days, we are likely to get outnumbered in midfield while playing the system, so it is essential that we ensure that we have players who keep possession and are adept at retrieving it.

2) Absence of Maxi, Bellamy and Kuyt – All three played an integral role in what Dalglish described as some “exceptional” football in the first half against Brighton in the Carling Cup. With all three absent from the starting lineup against Wolves, and Maxi not even in the squad, I would like to see Kenny reward these players with more starting berths because of the good attacking football they can produce.

Article is courtesy of David Tully at Live4Liverpool

3 responses to “What Liverpool learnt from the Wolves game”

  1. karsten kaspersen says:

    rosa (Liverpool)
    ref. m. atkinson will have a decisive, negative influence on liverpool`s match on saturday. like h. webb he interpretes the rules correctly but HARSHLY against liverpool – which has cost the club fx. fa-cup and euro league……… they are both 100% anti-liverpool – m. atkinson fx. gives lfc early yellow cards to destroy their game.

  2. quannah parker says:

    we further learned that after a full pre-season and six games that Charlie Adam should have been loaned to Blackpool so that he can prove he belongs in the premiership, and jordan henderson should be used as back up to gerrard and shelvey in the center of midfield, because it is equally clear that henderson is a passenger on the right wing and a distant fourth choice as starter there.

    • i think charlie adam is just a squad player 1 he cant deliver a good corner 2 cant tackle 3 he always huffing and puffing 4 welcome back stevie g . as for jordan henderson i dont know why we play him on the right ? but i believe he will b a replacement 4 stevie g in the near future good 2 c jonjo 2 go out on loan he is goin 2 b a top player along side jordan henderson in midfield in a few years . i would prefer maxi on the right or even bellas .but it was also good 2 c caroll score so lets hope there is more 2 come from the big lad