Liverpool beat Bournemouth in a match that began with Iraola’s men pressing high in a 4-2-3-1 causing many problems in the build-up with Trent Alexander-Arnold inverted, Szoboszlai on the right and Jota dropping deep trying to create superiority.

In the third minute, a pass from Van Dijk to Alexander-Arnold who receives with his back to goal, suffering in these situations. He loses the ball and Semenyo strikes into the bottom-right corner.

As the minutes went by, the intensity of the pressing from Iraola’s men decreased and Alexander-Arnold began to play wider instead of receiving inverted. This means that the English right-back doesn’t have to take as many risks under pressure, playing more progressive passes.

The player who accompanied Mac Allister in midfield on many plays was Szoboszlai, not having to occupy the right wing. Thus comes the equaliser with a pass from the Hungarian player to the right-back. Trent Alexander-Arnold drives, throws a perfect pass to Jota and Luis Diaz shows speed and instinct in the finish.

In the second goal same protagonists. Alexander-Arnold receives open and a beautiful progressive pass for Szoboszlai’s run. He sneaks into the box, Rothwell clumsily sticks out a leg causing the penalty.

One more thing, in the second half Mac Allister is sent off and Klopp decides to put Salah central, moving Jota out wide as his defensive work, rate on the wing is fantastic. A key aspect for Liverpool to avoid conceding a goal in the last half hour.

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