United’s Tactics Prove Liverpool Are Real Deal

20 Oct

                                            United’s Tactics Prove Liverpool Are Real Deal


Monday night’s clash between Liverpool and Manchester United was built up to be a classic encounter, but instead it turned out to be the most boring game between two England’s two most successful clubs in many years.

Liverpool could only muster three shots on target despite playing at home, whilst United had only one effort on target.

This was Jose Mourinho’s first visit to Anfield as United boss and although he is managing a new team his tactics are still the same.

When Mourinho was manager of Real Madrid, he tried to stop Barcelona playing and more recently as Chelsea boss he frustrated and broke Liverpool hearts when he infamously ‘parked the bus’ at Anfield to come away with a 2-0 win that ultimately cost the Reds their first chance of winning the league title since 1990.

The familiar spoiling tactics he has deployed whenever playing against a rival team was once again implemented on Monday night as he set his team out to frustrate.

Mourinho ‘park the bus’ tactics are anti-football in many football supporters eyes, but they do prove successful on many occasions, and he will be happy to have taken a point away from Anfield.

But the former Chelsea manager’s tactics are an obvious show of respect for Liverpool because he only sets his team out with such a negative approach against teams that he believes are a threat to his.

Although Mourinho’s tactics are tried and trusted in the ‘big’ fixtures, you would think that all the money United have spent in the summer to improve their team, they would come to Anfield with a bit more ambition.

Signing quality players like Pogba, Mkhitaryan and Ibrahimovic should make United a real attacking threat for any team and it is a real testament to Klopp and his team of how highly Mourinho rates them by playing so defensive.

It is quite surprising to hear many United supporters applaud Mourinho’s tactics against Liverpool because they came away with a point from Anfield with such a defensive approach and show no ambition to win the game.

The result was a disappointment for Liverpool supporters once again as they watched their team stifled by Mourinho’s negative tactics, but his tactics are a mark of respect to Klopp’s men, if a club like Manchester United fear them.



3 Responses to “United’s Tactics Prove Liverpool Are Real Deal”

  1. Duncan October 20, 2016 at 9:31 am #

    Lol, bitter much? Liverpool were easy to defend against and didn’t show up first half. Both teams were poor offensively but Liverpool came out much worse playing at home and supposedly the team that would blow Utd away. Bottled it again.

  2. Carefree October 20, 2016 at 9:43 am #

    If you so claim Lverpool are exeptional then you are wrong because an exeptional team knows no obstacle. We got the best chance of match. Must United beat you there everytime?
    You svcker, suck on!

  3. roland October 20, 2016 at 10:17 am #

    You will not win anything playing fear soccer with the most expensive team in the world. ManU fans are proud to stop liverpool with negative soccer, that is what a team just come up from the championship do not a billion dollar team. Shame.

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