Merseyside Derby Analysis


The unfailingly excellent Tim Hill (@TimHi) uses the Merseyside derby to illustrate the difference between Liverpool's tactics under Rafa Benitez and under Roy Hodgson. Key quote: "This match was not lost on accounts of lack of passion or any of that nonsense, it’s just simply that Liverpool were hindered by Roy Hodgson’s overly defensive and negative system that has continually negated the attacking talents of this Liverpool side."