By Mihail Vladimirov.
The transfer window is finally closed and the transfer sagas are resolved, or at least paused for four months before being resumed in January. Media frenzy and fan fickleness will be drastically minimised as the focus returns to actual on the pitch proceedings. Squads have been assembled and every manager now knows what “tools” he has at his disposal in order to build the “plane in the air” as much as he can – until the next transfer window opens when he can consider buying some new tool or part that he needs to make his plane faster, stronger, better.
This is the time, especially given the international break following every summer transfer window, when the managers can sit down to assess their squads and consider their team’s tactical potential in order to decide how to proceed, how to minimise weaknesses and improve strengths, and try to reach a higher level of tactical balance and cohesion.
Before we start exploring the current Liverpool squad’s tactical potential, let’s take a step back and see the bigger picture – Rodgers’ background in terms of tactically building his teams and fixing problems and dilemmas.
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