This free episode of the Managing Madrid Podcast comes in two parts.
Part One, Kiyan Sobhani is joined by Ryan O’Hanlon to discuss
- Liverpool hitting form
- Have they just been unlucky this season?
- Facing Liverpool’s press without Sergio Ramos
- La Liga’s tactical struggles
- Should Jurgen Klopp play Naby Keita / Georginio Wijnaldum?
- How will Liverpool lineup?
- The effect of Ozan Kabak
- Who will win the midfield battle?
- James Milner or Wijnaldum
- Kabak and Nathan Phillips vs Karim Benzema and Casemiro in the box
- What should worry Real Madrid fans most about Liverpool?
- What should worry Liverpool fans most about Real Madrid?
- Liverpool’s pace
- And more.
Par Two — 38:55 — Om Arvind is joined by Josh Williams to discuss:
- Overview of Jürgen Klopp’s general offensive and defensive tactics
- How much of Liverpool’s defensive woes can be put down to injuries?
- The reasons behind Liverpool’s offensive struggles
- Liverpool and Real Madrid being better suited for the Champions League
- The underrated importance of offensive set-pieces to Liverpool’s attack
- Does Thiago fit Liverpool’s system?
- The similarities between Thiago’s and Paul Scholes’ defending
- Liverpool’s Champions League DNA
- Do Liverpool fans still hate Sergio Ramos as much as they did in 2018?
- What about Real Madrid scares Josh and what Madrid can do to win
- Sergio Ramos might be a bigger miss for Los Blancos’ offense than defense
- Can Madrid exploit Liverpool’s high line?
- Should Real press or sit in a low block?
- How Om would set up the team
- What Liverpool can exploit
- The abundance of speed in Madrid’s defensive line
- Can Liverpool take advantage of Casemiro’s and Ferland Mendy’s press resistance weaknesses?
- The Anfield crowd vs. the Bernabéu
- Which team wins at full strength?
- And much more
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Hosts this week:
Om Arvind (@OmVAsports)
Kiyan Sobhani (@KiyanSo)
Ryan O’Hanlon (@rwohan)
Josh Williams (@DistanceCovered)