In between the lines
- Jul 10, 2007
Thats similar to how I see it, I see a front 2 who push right up the pitch but also generate width with Suarez playing between these two, dropping deep or getting ahead of them in the old number 10 or false 9 position. Basically Suarez is key to the formation, but ONLY if you have to men up top who press the ball with him, offer a danger in behind or offer width. I suppose Gameiro, Walcott, Ince, Borini, Sterling, Shelvey, Downing etc can fill thie OTHER position. However, the idea of this tactic is that you press the ball high up the pitch. If you dont do this collectively it is a waste of time and so you would have to drop your front two back into wide positions in midfield and return to 451. For this tactic to work, the entire team must buy into the workrate, something that I think Rodgers has had a little bit of difficulty in implementing.(sorry got way off topic here, I might repost this elsewhere!)You need proper forwards in the 433 that Rodgers plays. The front line isn't winger-striker-winger. If there is room for a winger then the other two positions should be forwards.