Oh that guy is so full of sh*t, unbelievable
Perfect example of what I said earlier, taking snapshots at certain moments and saying where which player should be and pundits / journalists who don't have a clue.Spurs' first goal
Matip does step up to follow Lovren (first thing where he's wrong), watch the phase of play again and watch his body position in that image. He moves up (he is at the same line as Lovren) and sets his body in a position for when it does come over, that he can start to run, just like Lovren does, who is playing Kane offside. The one who is too late to step up (watch the image, he's making a step forward) is Gomez. If Gomez hadn't switched off for a second, they play the offside trap perfectly.
What happens after that is that players have to react to a new situation, a situation they should not be in. Our midfield three rotates, Henderson is now on the left, Can is our #6 in that situation. Look at Can's position in the first image and then when the ball goes in. He's the only one of the 3 midfielders who hasn't bothered moving YET AGAIN! I've been saying it so often right now, Can is a bloody liability who does f**k all. So it's not 'structural', it's one player switching off and one who can't be arsed running because he wants to be in Juventus next summer. Can and Eriksen are level when the ball leaves Trippier's foot, look at the difference between them when the ball goes in.Spurs' second goal
This is where he fu**ed up. He cut the image in such a way where you can't see Henderson on it. Here's the image:
Don't look at the clock, the time was still running during the replay, this is straight after Lloris' throw after Milner's cross.
Look at the image he uses with the red circle where he says "Jordan Henderson should probably be here" and then look at the image I posted. Henderson was positioned slightly right of that red circle, in a position he cut out of the image. He was there because the ball was on the right with Milner, so if the attack breaks down, he can press. Henderson, as the image shows, was EXACTLY where he should be. The fact that Lovren makes the wrong decision there isn't his fault and has nothing to do with 'structural' problems or a 'holding midfielder'. In the later image, you see Henderson in front of Alli, again, where he should be.Spurs' third goal
Henderson lets Kane run, Matip has to make up for this and heads it to the middle (hard to get it anywhere else). Look who is marking the zone where Alli is in, both Milner and Can are there. Both of them lose Alli and are late. I have no idea why he puts a circle around Moreno there other than trying to make it look like his at fault for the goal when he isn't (judging by his comments:" following Alberto Moreno, who is selected every week by Klopp because of his offensive qualities, ignoring the daft defensive decisions he regularly makes.
") he doesn't really rate Moreno. Moreno and Chamberlain, our quickest players in that area, are positioned outside the box to set up the counter attack with their pace. That's a clear instruction by Klopp and again, nothing to do with a 'holding midfielder'. Leicester chance - Gray
He does it again, he takes a snapshot at the exact moment when it looks like he's out of position. Here is the real image, a few seconds before that image:
It was a long ball to Slimani, Henderson again (can you tell me where he should be then?) for me is in the right position, marking Okazaki. Again, it's not Henderson who is in the wrong position, it's Grujic who should be positioned lower. The snapshot he takes is right after Slimani plays the ball to Gray who then manages to dribble Henderson. It's only then when he is behind the play and that the gap opens up. That gap (that doesn't exist in the first situation) only opens up after Henderson gets dribbled (that can happen) and because Grujic reacts too late and doesn't shift to take over Henderson's position. That's the way our midfield three works and that's also a reason why calls for Grujic to start are premature, he's not ready.Leicester's first goal
Again a situation that only exists because one of our defenders (Gomez again) switches off and plays them offside. Look at the defensive line, it's perfect, other than Gomez who again fucks up. This is the only goal that he mentions where you could make a case against Henderson and for a real #6, but it's a goal that shouldn't have happened in the first place had the players done what they should have done in the initial situation. Sevilla's goal
Look at the midfield three (Wijnaldum, Henderson, Can) Henderson, as our most defensive, is again running to the right zone to avoid the cut back to the Sevilla player left of the penalty spot. It's Lovren (again an individual mistake, not structural or because of a holding midfielder) that fucks up with the clearance and Can (again him) who stops running.
So Klopp shouldn't read that bullshit. Only one example of his has something to do with a holding midfielder. I'm not saying we can't or shouldn't upgrade on Henderson so we have a more natural #6 playing there, but I stand by my opinion, Henderson isn't the real issue in midfield. Individual errors and the players in front of him (Can) are the issue. Problems are down to personnel / decision making, not tactics, not a 'holding midfielder', not 'structural'.