Liverpool 2-0 Everton – Tactical Analysis

Liverpool beat Everton with 2 attacking transitions.


This is the key play of the match, a corner in favor of Everton in which Tarkowski hits the post and Darwin Núñez after a rebound gets the ball.

A play that seemed controlled by Everton starts to get complicated with the pass to Salah and Núñez runs into space.

From there Everton are very slow in defensive transition and the success of the play depends on whether Darwin Núñez is able to get the ball into the opposition box. 

He makes a very fast run, puts in a perfect cross for Salah who scores after a very bad positioning by Pickford.


The second goal comes after a good Liverpool press.

Everton’s counter-press doesn’t work, Robertson switchs the play and although there are many Everton players who seem to be able to help in defence, none of them will follow Gakpo who runs down the left flank.

Salah and Alexander-Arnold in 2 on 1 on the right flank and the cross reaches Gakpo because no Everton defender clears it.

Liverpool won the Merseyside derby by showing their weaknesses at set pieces and their strengths in pressing and transition.

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