Premier League veteran Andros Townsend says that Liverpool are looking ‘completely different’ this season. Townsend claims that Liverpool have a different tactical set-up than previous season. There was a huge overhauling at Merseyside this summer with a completely new midfield. Consequently, the benefits of it are clearly visible. Liverpool look completely rejuventaed and back to their best. This is also the view of Andros Townsend. The 32-year old winger told The Monday Night Club that,
“Two years ago they had the two number sixes in Henderson and Fabinho who were sort of the work horses in the side. They didn’t really get forward as much. They were prepared to sit back and wait for the counter attack and then cut out any counter attacks that happened and feed the ball back to the attacking players.
Whereas now when the ball is at the feet of Gomez or Van Dijk or Konate, you have three midfielders who all have the quality to get on the ball and get turned and play forward. You can’t allow anyone to have the ball. You are constantly scanning. Jota looks to come inside. Salah roams and then Nunez runs in behind. It’s bombardment, you haven’t got a moments rest, you always have to be switched on.”
Townsend has very interesting views for Liverpool
This is a really interesting view from someone who has been playing against Klopp since long. Although, it is clearly visible that the side is different this year, the mentality is still the same. Though, the Reds were not up to the mark against Luton Town. They only managed to draw the game owing to a last minute equalizer from Luis Diaz. Townsend featured for almost an hour on the pitch as he felt the difference. Although he picked up Jota, Salah, Mac Allister and Nunez for his praise, Liverpool have loads of other talents as well. The likes of Curtis, Ryan Gravenberch, Gakpo and Luis Diaz are also capable lf astonishing everyone.
There was a lot of frustration after the draw with Luton. However, a comfortable 3-0 win over Brentford pushes them to second, just a point behind Manchester City. Although, Liverpool have a lot of talent, they must understand that there is still a lot of work to be done if they want to clinch the title for the first time in four years.
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