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Managing Madrid Podcast: Mega Liverpool Preview Episode

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Kiyan Sobhani, Om Arvind, Ryan O’Hanlon, and Josh Williams preview Tuesday’s clash with Liverpool. Every detail possible is covered here.

UEFA Champions League”Real Madrid v Liverpool FC”

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)