Understanding the Liverpool gegenpress under Jurgen Klopp

A breakdown of the counter-pressing system Liverpool use under manager Jurgen Klopp.

Sport360 staff
by Sport360 staff
1st August 2017

article:1st August 2017

Jurgen Klopp has made a name for himself with his distinct style of counter-pressing play that he instills in all his teams, and Liverpool are no different.

The frenetic way in which the Reds attackers hunt down possession leads to some thrilling, high-octane football.


Arsenal, Tottenham and Manchester City were all on the receiving end of a Liverpool masterclass in energetic pressing last season, and Klopp will be ensuring his team can do the same on a more consistent basis this campaign.

It would no doubt be exciting to see how it works against bigger opposition in the Champions League, as well as whether Klopp has figured out how to tweak his system against the smaller teams in the Premier League, when the counter-press is less effective.

Check out how Liverpool make the gegenpress work under Klopp in the video below.

Will Klopp’s system help Liverpool win trophies this season?

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