Reverting the Pyramid

Reverting the Pyramid
March 26, 2013 Chris Rowland

By TTT Subscriber Alex Tate.

We know of Houllier’s one-dimensional counter attacking style. We know that Rafa prized balance and that Hodgson liked it in the air. But did Brendan believe Dalglish’s defence was solid enough not to need adjusting? With the perception that Rodgers is bringing in more attack minded players, is he attempting to revert the pyramid?

As Liverpool have been lacking a solid gold, copper bottomed source of goals for a few seasons now, it was an obvious place to start for our new manager. Ship Carroll out and replace him with a quality FSG approved signing. Easy. But it wasn’t.

In January Rodgers had a second opportunity to right those glaring wrongs from earlier. He introduced Daniel Sturridge and Phillipe Coutinho. Include Borini and he has supplemented our all-scoring, all-dribbling, all-shooting El Pistolero with three players. As a Rodgers import, only Allen hasn’t been involved with goal action like the other signings, currently playing with us or otherwise.

With 14 different league scorers, 18 overall, Liverpool are shaping into a team with scorers from all over the park and our new forward thinking players all contribute to that.

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