Twitter thread details how teams can finally stop Liverpool going unbeaten


It's looking more and more likely that Liverpool will become just the second team in Premier League history to go an entire season unbeaten. 

Jurgen Klopp's men are on course to smash the records set by Arsenal's Invincibles in 2003/04 having dropped points in just one game all season - a 1-1 draw with Manchester United back in October. 

Since then, the Reds have been romping towards the title week by week, their latest victory coming late on against Wolves in midweek. 

Not even the most optimistic Manchester City or Leicester fans still harbour any hope of winning the thing, but for Liverpool's rivals the thought of them not losing a single game is almost unbearable. 

For many, facing Nuno's side at Molineux represented one of the best chances of them slipping up. 

It looked as though they might do just that when Raul Jimenez levelled the scores in the second half after Jordan Henderson's opener, only for Roberto Firmino to score the winner with six minutes of regulation time remaining. 

But the rest of the Premier League is running out of chances to stop Liverpool's quest for immortality. It's a conundrum that has evaded even the very best tacticians like Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho, both of whom have fallen victim to Klopp's brilliance this season. 

However, Twitter user @abhiz30 has created an incredibly detailed thread providing a tactical analysis of how to beat the champions-elect. 

It debunks a number of ideas, such as that playing three at the back would be the best system, as even very astutely set-up teams like Sheffield United have come unstuck with that formation. 

So without further ado, take a look at the entire thread below. 

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Much of it revolves around teams having the confidence to keep their own defensive shape, rather than becoming fixated on man-marking Mo Salah and Sadio Mane.

It's possible to do both, as Tottenham attempted when the two sides played earlier this month, but even then Liverpool found a way and ended up winning 1-0. 

It's ultimately going to be very difficult for any team to beat them, even if they try and overload them in midfield and target them in the full-back positions when Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andy Robertson get forward and leave space behind them. 

Most sides' only real hope is that Liverpool may take their eye off the ball once their first title in 30 years is confirmed. 

They also have to play Manchester City, Arsenal and Chelsea in the final six weeks of the season, by which time the title will likely be wrapped up and the Reds will be free to focus on the Champions League. 

Even with some tough fixtures ahead though, nobody would bet against Liverpool's record-breaking XI bettering Arsene Wenger's old team on their path towards glory. 

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