"Liverpool now has a lot of engineering midfielders, such as Henderson, Fabinho and Keita. Thiago is a technical midfielder, which is what Klopp needs now. Thiago has done well. For Liverpool’s performance, I think Thiago will be a good choice."-Harman
After a period of seesaw, Thiago finally settled in Anfield. For Liverpool, who is seeking a consecutive Premier League title and aspiring to attack on both sides, Thiago is undoubtedly the ideal candidate to fill the tactical blind spot.
With the joining of this excellent midfielder who has proven himself in La Liga and Bundesliga, the problems that have plagued Klopp for many years may be solved, and Liverpool's tactical construction will also enter a new stage.
Having reached the Champions League final for two consecutive years and won the Premier League title with a huge lead of nearly 20 points, Klopp's team is one of the most dominant teams that have emerged in recent years.
Unlike those successful teams in the past, Liverpool does not rely on the midfield, but rely on strong forwards to prop up the offensive and defensive system.
Liverpool's tactical style has undergone considerable changes in the course of completing the triple jump from the "fight for four" to the "championship" to the record-breaking Premier League championship.
In the 2015/16 season, in the process of leading the Red Army to the Europa League championship, Klopp has been using the 4231 formation, and then due to the situation of Benteke and Origi, Firmino changed to the 9th position and Liverpool's formation Gradually fixed to 433;
In the latter part of the 2016/17 season, based on the consideration of reducing injuries and controlling physical fitness, Liverpool began to reduce the frequency and time of high-position presses, patiently organize transmission and control, and look for opportunities to stage the enemy.
In the middle of the 2017/18 season, Coutinho left the Nou Camp and Van Dijk settled in Anfield. Klopp began to revolve around the combination of strong central defenders and strikers to create a "forbidden zone to forbidden zone" game mode suitable for cup competitions.
From the beginning of the 2018/19 season, Klopp adjusted the play style of the forward again.
The position of the Red Arrows is getting closer to the middle, and Firmino's position is further behind. Salah becomes the fulcrum of the side ribs. Mane is freed from the slightly lame No. 10 position and gets more. The chance to hit the goal directly.
The two full-backs completely took over the wing corridor left behind after the striker's adduction. Liverpool's 433 formation will complete a 4-3-1-2 to 2-3-5 conversion from advancing to the fortified stage, and three midfielders. More of it is using running, covering and contacting to escort the five offensive players.
In recent years, the prosperous ball-handling style seems to have entered a dead end, the influence of the midfielder in the offensive and defensive system has declined, and the influence of centers and central defenders on the game is returning.
More and more teams are beginning to pay attention to pressure and running, building a strong striker in the hope of gaining the upper hand in the game, and bidding for an outstanding central defender to greatly increase the team's lower limit. Liverpool is the leader of the times.
When Klopp first came to the Premier League, the Reds were only good at one rhythm of the game, lacked relaxation and harmony, and suffered from insufficient midfield control.
In the game, the Red Army players are in high-speed operation from beginning to end, unable to obtain physical buffer time by switching the rhythm.
When the player's physical fitness entered the bottleneck period, the opponent began to counterattack frantically. Without a stable low defensive underpinning, the Red Army can easily lose the lead they have built so hard at this stage.
With the joining of Van Dijk and Alisson, the pressure resistance of Liverpool’s defense has risen to the top level in the European Union. The rise of two assist-oriented full-backs has strengthened their use of the width of the field. Both Fabinho and Henderson can The completion of the scheduling work effectively ensured the connection of the two side roads, and they alone were sufficient to deal with most opponents.
随着范·迪克（Van Dijk）和阿里森（Alisson）的加盟，利物浦的防守承受的压力已上升到欧盟的最高水平。两名以助攻为后卫的后卫的崛起，加强了他们对场地宽度的利用。 Fabinho和Henderson都可以完成调度工作，从而有效地确保了两条小路的连接，仅靠它们就足以应付大多数对手。
In the two consecutive seasons in which Liverpool broke the Premier League points record, the once-popular three-back enthusiasm gradually retreated from England, and the resistance encountered by the Red Army in the battle was eased.
Manchester United, Chelsea and Tottenham have downgraded their three central defenders to plan B. Only a few teams such as Wolves and Sheffield United are still using the five-back defense.
These teams may be due to the lack of personal abilities of the defenders, or the lack of rigorous defensive deployment to effectively transform the number advantage into a defensive advantage. The fast pace of the English League puts forward higher requirements on the defending side, and Liverpool’s resistance in the league Relatively small, their challenge comes from the Champions League.
Despite being double-killed by Atletico Madrid, Liverpool's performance in the second round is commendable. The striker led by Firmino played Klopp's "perfect attack". If it weren't for the two goalkeepers, the Red Army could have achieved the expected results at home. The big hole that really caused them to get out came from the first round.
In the Wanda Metropolis, Liverpool’s transfer speed was slow, and the organization and penetration of the offensive was too prolonged. This gave Atletico time to quickly set up the defense. Mane’s early departure made the Red Army passive, and they could not continue to attack Atletico Weakness of the defensive system (left).
The performance of the two rounds is quite different, which shows that Liverpool can not fully control the rhythm in the Champions League, lack of variation ability in attack, and single means of attack.
Once the front court trident and two full-backs are absent, the quality of offense is greatly reduced. In addition to continuing to consolidate the thickness of the front and back, Liverpool also needs to complete a breakthrough in signings, that is, to fill in a creative technical midfielder, open up new strength growth points, and fill tactical blind spots.
The Red Army's midfielder needs a player who can adapt to a variety of combat environments and can play a role under pressure. This player can be an attacking midfielder with delicate skills at his feet, or a "shadow front" with a pivot and pivot role.
In recent years, Liverpool have had scandals with midfielders including Gotze, Delinsky, Dahoud, Joao Mario, Gundogan, Milinkovic and Fekir. These people may It was the value overflow that was too serious, or the coaching staff finally failed to pass the review, all brushed shoulders with the Red Army, and finally came to Anfield is Wijnaldum, Chamberlain, Naby Keita and Minano Takumi.
近年来，利物浦曾与戈兹，德林斯基，达胡德，乔奥·马里奥，冈多安，米林科维奇和费基尔等中场球员发生丑闻。这些人可能是价值溢价太严重，或者教练组最终未能通过审查，全都与红军擦肩而过，最后来到安菲尔德的是Wijnaldum，Chamberlain，Naby Keita和Minano Takumi。
In the 2019/20 season, Liverpool's rotation is not large. Many players, including the Red Arrows and the Defensive Quad, rarely get a rest. The biggest change in the team's starting lineup is the midfield. At the beginning of the season, Klopp played a "three out of four" between Fabinho, Henderson, Wijnaldum and Milner. When the schedule was the most intensive, Chamberlain, Nabi Keita and Lara Na's playing time has increased.
Klopp dared to use the intensive schedule to test the lineup, but failed to find a midfielder that could cope with various complex situations. He could only use two different combinations to deal with different opponents.
The engineer-based midfielder combination is the first choice for strong-strong dialogues, and the technical midfielder has achieved a higher rate of photogenicity when facing mid-lower teams. Klopp had intended to use Naby Keita more in the Champions League, but in the game that really tested the team (VS Atletico), Naby Keita returned to the bench.
以工程师为基础的中场组合是进行强而有力对话的首选，而技术中场在面对中低级球队时获得了更高的上镜率。克洛普原本打算在冠军联赛中更多地使用纳比·凯塔（Naby Keita），但在真正测试球队（VS Atletico）的比赛中，纳比·凯塔（Naby Keita）回到了替补席。
In the process of the Red Army's new round of midfield reorganization, the local players who have played an important role have been marginalized, and the vacancy left by Lallana needs to be filled. Klopp has always had confidence in Nabi Keita, but this does not prevent the Red Army from introducing Thiago. Thiago has mature technology and more comprehensive capabilities, and can coexist with Nabi Keita.
在红军新一轮的中场重组过程中，扮演重要角色的当地球员被边缘化，拉拉纳留下的空缺需要填补。克洛普（Klopp）一直对纳比·凯塔（Nabi Keita）充满信心，但这并不妨碍红军引进蒂亚戈（Thiago）。 Thiago具有成熟的技术和更全面的功能，可以与Nabi Keita共存。
As a perfect technical midfielder, Thiago has proven himself in the two major leagues. This can cover the offensive range between the two penalty areas and complete the defensive task without affecting the quality of the pressure while still providing The technically supported players are in full compliance with Klopp's requirements for the 6th player.
In the few seasons after landing in the Bundesliga, Thiago suffered from knee, ankle and leg muscle injuries, his explosive power and speed were affected, and his threat to goal as a frontcourt attacker declined.
In recent times, Bayern coaches have placed Thiago in front of the defensive line, responsible for the backcourt connection and the ball, his defensive ability has gradually been exercised.
Thiago's defensive strength in the Bundesliga is not inferior to that of the Premier League, and adapting to the tactical system of a German coach shouldn't be a big problem.
Thiago occasionally loses the ball in the backcourt. The Liverpool defense with Van Dijk and Alisson has a high degree of tolerance, and the Spaniard can take the ball freely.
In the process of leading Liverpool to climb continuously, Klopp overcame unimaginable difficulties, and his tactical thinking was enriched and sublimated.
As the winner of the Premier League "Masters Tournament", Klopp is good at building a system around stars and can always help players who were originally regarded as "Plan B" move up to a higher level and maintain a high tolerance and patience with new players. Thiago does not have to worry too much about adaptation problems, the chemical reaction between the Spanish midfielder and Liverpool is worth looking forward to.
Unlike the “debut is the peak” in the Benitez era, the Red Army in the new era is showing a clear upward trend. Klopp's luck is that he has been favored by "time".
The Fenway Group has a very good pioneering spirit. The "Prosperity Premier League" has brought sufficient financial resources. Liverpool can participate in the arms race while maintaining the main team. The coach's room for fault tolerance when building the team has also been greatly improved.
After winning the Champions League and the Premier League successively, Liverpool entered the "definitive period" of a two-line title race. Defending a career is more difficult than starting a business. The team’s transfer strategy must be changed accordingly.
Thiago's entry into the transfer market can be said to be a sudden incident. The transfer fee Bayern asked for was not high, and the Spaniard's salary would not damage the salary structure of the Red Army. It was undoubtedly a very cost-effective business.