12 Jan 2018 22:19:41
If one player doesn't press or doesn't press effectively in a high press team then the whole system falls down.

Couthino brought so much to the team when in possession he had to play. But wasn't as effective when we were not in possession.

So just for banter, let me throw a question out there.

While we will of course miss what Couthino can do on the ball, is it possible that overall the Klopp system will work better without him?

What do you all think?

1.) 12 Jan 2018
12 Jan 2018 23:10:54
good question Fitzy, I think that if we can try and win the ball back quicker, then move the ball forward faster, and we can do this, we will become a better team .

2.) 12 Jan 2018
12 Jan 2018 23:26:03
He’s a massive loss, a world class player.
So I think we are obviously a weaker team without him.

Regarding your question about the system working better, i don’t think we are much of a gengenpressing team as klopps Dortmund, or in fact klopps first 6-12 months as manager here at Liverpool. Wether that was down to coutinho not pressing or klopp changing his tactics I don’t know.
But I think keita will improve our midfield massively and start moulding that spine back into the team.

3.) 13 Jan 2018
13 Jan 2018 00:03:15
The stats on the sightings page tell the story. We have better results without him this season. It is clear to see when watching us that his off the ball work is abysmal. His excellent abilities at free kicks, other goals outside the box, and wonderful defence splitting passes will be missed at times, but overall the team performs better when he isn't on the pitch.

4.) 13 Jan 2018
13 Jan 2018 00:30:02
Klopp probably changed the tactic slightly Liam seeing how gengenpressing can (and did) really backfire a lot worse in the prem compared to the bundesliga

But it could also be because it was taking too much a toll on the players such as Couts who wasn’t the type of player to press much.