Out of the Dark Ages, Into the Light

Out of the Dark Ages, Into the Light
January 25, 2011 Paul Tomkins

Six months ago Liverpool were owned by Gillett and Hicks, run by Christian Purslow and managed by Roy Hodgson who, being English and a fan of 4-4-2 (plus big centre-forwards, and not a proponent of zonal marking), was much loved by Andy Gray.

How times change. Hodgson was proud of his 1970s tactics (and openly eschewed innovation), and despite his gadgets, Gray seemed a relic from the era. Ironic, then, that it should take one of that decade’s leading lights to take Liverpool into the future.

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