Tactics kill us every time we need to simply dig in and spoil a game. I'm not sure if a Jürgen team is capable of it. A lot of posters getting stuck into the midfield, into Moreno, into Henderson etc and sure there were some individual errors BUT ask yourself what would a mourinho team (as much as I hate to say it) do in that second half? They would drop off, deny any space, let the opposition back four have all the time in the world, screen their front players and turn the game ugly.
Why can't we do it? You have got to have that in your locker and tonight was the time to do it. Is it because our players spend so much time on Gegen-pressing that they simply don't have it in them to drop and screen? I watched our forward players tonight during the 2nd half, yes they put in a shift trying to defend but all too often you see them come out to half press defenders on the ball at the half way line only to be caught out in front of the ball and out of position two passes later. There is ALWAYS space for opposition teams when they play us, always a chance, always some hope. Our back line should be sitting edge of the area, middies just in front of them, our front players should be dropping off with eyes in the back of their head screening the danger men in the other side. And for fucks sake if there is a player like Banega running the game thenget frickin closer to the guy, get a player on his heels, a player on his toes and don't give him the time to get his head up and pick a pass for 45 minutes like we did tonight.
You can see that Klopp has made some adjustments defensively, the full backs seem a little less adventurous and we have looked a bit more compact, slightly less gung-ho but tonight was embarrassing. Parking the bus is the easiest thing in the world to coach but we don't seem capable of it.