In the second round of the UEFA Champions League group stage, Liverpool faced China and Jutland at home. Jota scored consecutive goals and Salah scored a penalty kick in stoppage time to seal the victory. In the end, Liverpool defeated China and Jutland 2:0.
In the face of relatively weak opponents in the group, Klopp rotated the offensive line significantly. The Red Arrows all sat on the bench, Minano Takumi, Shaqiri and Origi appeared in the starting lineup, and Jota, who scored the winning goal in the previous game, continued to be trusted.
Similar to the league against Sheffield United, the right side continues to be the main direction of the team's offense. However, in the absence of Salah, the one who supported this side became Arnold. Previously, due to the needs of the team's tactics, the number of times Arnold appeared on the frontcourt this season has decreased a lot. The tasks of frontcourt breakthroughs and assists are mainly completed by Robertson and Mane who can play more on the ground. Arnold often needs to pass the ball after halftime, which also caused his offensive data to decline a lot. . To be relatively liberated this time, it is natural to play well. Although Jota and Shaqiri can get the ball on this side, it is still somewhat difficult for Arnold to cooperate with Henderson and Salah in the attacking group before they played. The defense is now stretched, and Fabinho was damaged in 30 minutes in this field. This situation does not allow Arnold to take too many balls on the side of the penalty area and play some tricks. In this way, it is the best choice to make a pass near a 45-degree angle. Despite the occasional flashes in this area, it was Arnold who sent a cross pass from the side of the penalty area to the center. There were only 3 such opportunities in the whole game, which contributed to Jota's goal in this game and the great opportunity that Firmino wasted near the end of the game.
Looking at the cross statistics of this game, most of them occurred on Arnold's side. Except for Henderson and Jota each with one or two attempts, Arnold alone took care of the rest. The right side returned to the crazy cross rhythm, but the effect was not so ideal. Of course, there is part of the problem that Arnold's passing quality is not high, but the lack of running position or absolute advantage of the top player is also part of the reason.
This is less than a minute after the opening, Arnold made a cross attempt from the side. Ruota tried his best to squeeze the opponent's defense line to the middle, leaving enough room for Arnold on the side. Henderson's half-high ball didn't stop well, Arnold paused and got up again. The ball was too slow and was confiscated by the goalkeeper.
This is a 45-degree diagonal pass by Arnold before halftime. The arc of this pass is not high, and the drop point is relatively close to the penalty area. The opponent's defender who was close to Minano Takumi did not take off. It was not a problem for Minano to grab the spot, but it was a pity that he failed to head the goal.
The relatively weak ability to hold the ball in the frontcourt is also one of the factors that led Liverpool to rely more on passing the ball. Among them, Takumi Minano and Origi are more important. When they were replaced in 60 minutes, they had only 29 and 33 touches respectively. As mentioned before, Shaqiri and Jota can still take the ball. Even with the full-back on this side, the coordination is still weak. This is why it is rare to see Liverpool making a threatening continuous cooperation at the front of the penalty area 60 minutes before the game. Minano Takumi was very diligent on the court. In the first half, he once appeared in the forward position of the striker. In this position, he repeatedly used running to involve the opponent's defense.
将球保持在前场的能力相对较弱也是导致利物浦更多地依赖传球的因素之一。其中，Minami Takumi和Origi更重要。在60分钟内更换它们时，它们分别只有29次和33次接触。如前所述，沙奇里和若塔仍然168飞艇开奖网最新版可以接球。即使有边后卫，协调能力仍然很弱。这就是为什么在比赛开始前60分钟很少看到利物浦在禁区前沿进行持续威胁性合作的原因。 Minano Takumi在球场上非常勤奋。在上半场，他曾经出现在前锋的前列位置。在这个位置上，他反复使用奔跑来牵制对手的防守。
This is when Nanye inserted in the middle and Arnold sent the pass in due course. It is a pity that the height of the ball when it fell in front of Nanye was very embarrassing.
This time, Nanye received a pass from Henderson, turned around and entered the penalty area. However, the ball was slightly bigger, and the opponent's central defender got stuck behind him. Unable to surpass the opponent's tall and strong body, Nanye could only watch the ball be confiscated. The relatively poor confrontation is also one of the problems Origi faced. In the second half, Klopp made adjustments to the frontcourt position, and Origi was more in the forefront. On the wing, he may still be able to rely on his skill and body to eat the opponent's full back, but once he puts in the penalty area and fights against the opponent's center back, it will not take advantage of it. Especially when the cross is crazy on the right, the lack of a strong point in the middle is a headache.
This time Origi received a pass from Jota in the middle, facing the opponent's close defense, Origi barely guaranteed the ball. Turning to the left again, Robertson completed a rare cross in this game.
In 60 minutes, although one goal is already in the lead, but in terms of offensive threats, perhaps China and Jylland are even better. The state of several rotation players is not so satisfactory, and it is reasonable for the Red Arrows to appear one after another. Although the last three-pointer almost turned into one point, this game was somehow a trial and error for Klopp. Minano Takumi's body still struggled to fight, while Origi seemed a little absent-minded. However, in the two Champions League matches, the Red Arrows got nearly half of the rest time, and the results have not fallen. Isn't it a positive message?
在60分钟内，虽然一个目标已经领先，但就进攻威胁而言，也许中国和杰兰德甚至更好。几个轮换玩家的状态不是很令人满意，并且“红色箭头”一个接一个出现是合理的。尽管最后的三分球几乎变成了一分，但这场比赛在某种程度上是对克洛普的一次反复试验。 Minano Takumi的身体仍在挣扎，而Origi似乎心不在little。但是，在两次欧洲冠军联赛比赛中，红色箭头获得了其余一半的休息时间，而且成绩并未下降。这不是一个积极的信息吗？
2:0 defeating China and Jutland, Liverpool has won two consecutive group matches. The place that makes people worry is still at the center line, which is stretched out, and it has damaged Fabinho. Rather than let the youth academy come up with it, I am afraid that Henderson or Wijnaldum retreat is more reassuring.