Problem is with Enrique or pep or whoever else who plays that similar football… we don’t have the players capable of it. Pretty much all of that Barca team can pass in tight situations.
Take away Thiago who is barely fit and none of our midfielders are elite passers. Darwin can barely trap a ball either.
After Klopp we should go for something similar. Otherwise it’s a 5 year plan again.
Yes I think it will be a long plan with our next manager, unless we have a change of ownership.
See currently my belief is that our bad form this season is a mixture of bad signings and are current tactics. I’ve mentioned this previously how teams know how to play against us, it’s so obvious how we play and where we leave space (behind the back four or in the wingback areas) and this is what the problem is with Klopp for me he hast tried to alter this and goes in with the same approach against every team. Thats why we always concede the same goals week in week out, and no one can deny this.
We can’t play through the midfield for the above reasons. Watch next time we play and have possession at the back. We’ll have our wing backs push as high as possible, our centre backs split and make the pitch wide as possible our defensive midfielder (usually Fabinho) drops into the centre back position leavings us with two midfielders to play to in midfield. And this is where teams don’t press high against us, they let us have the ball ant the back and outnumber us in the middle. This is why we lose the ball a lot when playing through the middle. Teams outnumber us and the midfielders of the opposing teams are anticipating the pass to one of our two remaining midfielders that’s why it’s makes such a difference to our team when Firmino dropped deep almost become like a attacking midfielder.