High lines and counters: the tactics that could decide Liverpool v Manchester City | Jonathan Wilson

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Pep Guardiola sides have always had a vulnerability to balls played in behind their defensive line. It is inherent in the high press that makes his teams so good at regaining possession: you cannot have one without the other (which is one of football’s enduring strengths as a sport: no positive comes entirely without a negative; there is no “best” way to play).

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Written by Jonathan Wilson
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/football/blog/2024/mar/09/high-lines-and-counters-the-tactics-that-could-decide-liverpool-v-manchester-city under the title “High lines and counters: the tactics that could decide Liverpool v Manchester City | Jonathan Wilson”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.