In the first round of the Champions League group stage, Liverpool played against Ajax. With the opponent's own goal from Taliafico, Liverpool defeated the opponent 1:0 and retreated from away.
Merseyside derby, Liverpool not only failed to take all three points, but also lost two generals. Van Dijk suffered a serious injury, and it is foreseeable that Fabinho will appear more in the central defender's position in the future. In the midfield position, Henderson took a break, Wijnaldum appeared in the middle of the trailing position, one left and one right were Milner and teenager Jones.
After the whole game, the two sides are generally in a balance of power. Whether it is possession rate or the number of shots, Liverpool only leads by a small margin. In terms of offense, Ajax still poses a considerable threat to Liverpool's goal. Had it not been for Fabinho's wonderful goal line clearance and Adrian's several close-range blocks, the score of this game would definitely not be the current 1:0. Although the most direct threats came from hits in the penalty area. , But observing the hot zone map of this game, you can find that Ajax does not have much ability to do something in Liverpool's penalty area.
The front line of the big penalty zone is basically the main line of advancement for Ajax's regular offense. This can also be reflected from the statistics of shots. Half of Ajax's shots came from outside the penalty area. The data for Liverpool is 44%. Except for Scholes's two ultra-long shot attempts, the remaining few shots are basically distributed along the arc of the penalty area.
The area in front of the penalty area can't be controlled, in fact, it has a certain relationship with the combination of the midfield of the game. Fabinho withdrew to play central defender, Wijnaldum retreated accordingly to play in the middle, and the two central midfielders were Milner and Jones. The defensive coverage of the two central midfielders is not always perfect, and it is often Wijnaldum who has to take care of the area before the defense. Compared to Milner on the left, Jones is a bit weaker on the right. On both ends of the offense and defense, Jones often can only take care of one side, and this side is often the offensive side. This was a counterattack opportunity for Ajax. Prior to this, it was Jones's shot. The ball changed line after hitting the opposing player and Onana easily got the ball. Jones's position was already high, Milner's forward press was not successful, and instead lost the defensive position. This press is necessary, but it is also very risky. Milner's failure to grab the ball led to excessive pressure on Wijnaldum behind him. In the picture, although Liverpool's defense line is neat, but the two defenders at the far end and Wijnaldum each have an outflanking player.
It is actually a four-on-five situation. Promes tried to break laterally, and Wijnaldum was bound to interfere with his dribbling line. In this way, Gravin Belch, who was by his side, was no longer watched. Jones has returned to defense, but Ajax's offensive tactics are better. Promes did not directly pass to teammates near the arc of the penalty area, but first to the teammates who had sneaked into the penalty area first, and let him pass back the cannon. The low shot from the periphery of this foot is just slightly off the post.
实际上，这是四对五的情况。 Promes试图横向断裂，而Wijnaldum势必会干扰他的运球线。这样，陪伴在身边的格拉文·贝尔奇（Gravin Belch）就不再受到关注。琼斯已经恢复了防守，但是阿贾克斯的进攻战术更好。 Promes并没有直接传给禁区弧线附近的队友，而是首先传给了先潜入禁区的队友，然后让他传回加农炮。这只脚外围的低射只是稍稍偏离了柱子。
The line of the central midfielder was quickly broken through, and it can’t even be said to be a breakthrough, because Milner and Jones almost failed to reflect too much defensive value in this ball, and they almost took the initiative to let the other party pass the defense that was originally of greater significance. line. Wijnaldum, who was in the midfielder position, failed to look at the outflank players who defended the mid lane due to the need to make up positions.
In this ball, Milner and Jones changed positions. But even so, Milner and Wijnaldum failed to prevent Promes from giving the ball to Clarkson. Wijnaldum seems to have misjudged Promes' next move, thinking that he would handle the ball to the center, so he failed to impose higher limits on Classen, who is right next to him. Milner also did not expect this situation, if he and Wijnaldum can complete the close in time, it will be difficult for Clarkson to take the ball out of this area. Jones is still in the arc of the center circle at this time, and it is not realistic to ask him to quickly fill in the position of the midfielder.
Clarkson dribbled the ball on the left, while Wijnaldum in the center was always two or three behind Promes. Since Arnold was not in the defensive position at the beginning, the entire back line was actually a certain distance to the right. This also led to the fact that after Promes took the ball in the middle, Robertson's first choice had to go to the middle, which interfered with his direct hit line. As for the Ajax players who were originally by his side, they had to give up.
Jones has returned to the penalty area, but still unable to form actual interference. Ajax rarely cooperated in the Liverpool penalty area, but Adrian made a brilliant save and resolved Promes’ close shot.
In the second half of the game, Henderson replaced Jones and liberated Wijnaldum to the position of central midfielder. Hen Mi-Du's midfield combination is relatively average for offensive support, but can stand up on defense. Between offense and defense, the movement of the midfield is more integrated than in the first half. However, this is not a monolithic one. While this combination was not firmly established, Clarkson seized the gap first, and a shot in front of the penalty area hit the far post.
在比赛的下半场，亨德森接替琼斯，将维纳尔杜姆（Wijnaldum）解放到中场。 Hen Mi-Du的中场组合在进攻支持方面相对中等，但可以在防守端站稳脚跟。在进攻和防守之间，中场的运动比上半场更加一体化。但是，这不是一个整体。虽然这种组合还没有确定下来，但克拉克森抢占了先机，在禁区前射门打中了远门柱。
With a relatively reasonable midfield retreat and replacement strategy, Liverpool prevented Ajax's multiple counterattacks. This was a defense at the beginning of the second half. The origin is still the interruption of Liverpool's frontcourt attack. Robertson and Mane tried to complete the cooperation near the corner of the opponent's penalty area, and Milner provided protection behind them. The opponent made a long pass to change sides, and Henderson and Milner built the first temporary line of defense in the middle. This temporary line of defense meant more interference.
At this time Robertson has not yet returned, and Gomez wants to pull to the side to go one-on-one with the opponent. The subsequent running route was for Henderson to retreat in a straight line, leaving him to protect the front area. Milner retreated diagonally to fill in Gomez's original left-center vacancy, avoiding Fabinho and Arnold from making up one ring to the left. When the center of gravity of the back line of defense is shifted and the overall movement is required, the loopholes are often exposed.
Milner suddenly accelerated during the retreat. It turned out that Ajax right back Mazlawi tried to use this space, but Milner made up in advance. Under the interference of Gomez, Ajax took the initiative to slow down and switched to a positional attack. Wijnaldum was also in position at this time.
This time, Ajax's counterattack was to seize the loopholes in Liverpool's corner kick when a number of defenders stepped forward. For Wijnaldum's tackle this time, it also triggered protests from many Liverpool players. Ajax is advancing very fast. They once dominated the frontcourt and formed a multi-level and multi-echelon advancement. Milner Gomez-Arnold, who stayed behind, can only stand defensively and stabilize the defense in the penalty area. For Promes outside the restricted area, he can only give up. But Promes's kick, Adrian resolved the ball.
这次，阿贾克斯的反击是要抓住利物浦踢出角球的漏洞，当许多后卫上台时。对于这次Wijnaldum的铲球，它还引发了许多利物浦球员的抗议。 Ajax的发展非常迅速。他们曾经统治了前场，形成了多层次，多层亚博yabovip88次的进步。留在后面的米尔纳·戈麦斯·阿诺德（Milner Gomez-Arnold）只能防守，并在禁区内稳定防守。对于禁区外的Promes，他只能放弃。但是在普罗姆斯的脚下，阿德里安解决了皮球。
1 0 victory over Ajax, Liverpool took away three points from this away game without danger. Fabinho's performance is as robust as against Chelsea, which is a comfort to Liverpool fans. The Three Red Arrows collectively received nearly half an hour of rest time, which is also positive news. The real test of the team will come in November.