Liverpool took on Arsenal at the Emirates on Monday night in a game that ended 0-0. It was one of the more entertaining 0-0 games that you will come across and at one stage after 15 minutes of the game, many thought it would end 4-3 due to the great attacking play that was on display.
Going into the game, I am sure many Liverpool fans would have taken a point as the Reds have not done well in the past at Arsenal. But when the starting lineups were released and it was seen that Arsenal were without their first choice centre-back pairing, it gave a lot of hope of actually taking all three points. But alas it was not meant to be due to some fine goalkeeping from Petr Cech.
Liverpool remain undefeated after three games and have not yet conceded a goal. This is a very decent start by the Reds and hopefully the side can get better from here as we are still far away from playing some very good football. So what can we learn from Monday night’s game:
1) Brendan Rodgers got it tactically correct
With Jordan Henderson and Adam Lallana missing out on Monday due to injury, Brendan Rodgers had to make some changes to the starting line-up that had started the previous two games. In came Lucas, Can and Firmino whilst Jordan Ibe was relegated to the bench.
Arsenal are known to boss the game in terms of possession and Rodgers saw it fit to play with a holding midfielder in the form of Lucas, a move which worked very well as the likes of Carzola, Ozil and Sanchez had very little influence during the game.
In the past, Rodgers has been accused of getting it tactically wrong but he seems to be learning that he can adjust his side according to the oppositions strengths.