West Ham United manager David Moyes has now shared what he’s noticed about Liverpool’s tactics when it comes to an opposition corner.
Writing in his column for The Times, the Scotsman spoke about how teams are training to use defensive set-pieces as a way of starting up counterattacks.
The Irons boss then named the Reds as a side who are very effective at this, given Mohamed Salah’s contribution to the operation.
“A lot of sides are now training to counterattack from corners,” Moyes said.
“Some teams have players who even break on delivery: when Liverpool defend a corner, Mo Salah is always on the edge of the box.
“The second the ball comes in, he’s on his way up the pitch.”
Moyes praises Liverpool’s corner tactic
Moyes is completely right in his assessment here.
The Reds are constantly looking to create an opportunity to counter, and Salah always plays an integral part in the build-up.
A perfect example of this was against Manchester City, when Alisson Becker launched the ball up the pitch towards the electric attacker.
Beautifully manoeuvring past Joao Cancelo, Salah bagged the winning goal of the game.
This has been a common tactic of Jurgen Klopp’s, and Liverpool’s rapid wingers are always on hand to capitalise on the loose ball.
Whilst Sadio Mane was also a great example of preying on beating the opposition’s back-line, Anfield now have Darwin Nunez to fill the role.
The Uruguay international is an absolute menace for defenders, as his incredible speed and brute strength makes him extremely tough to mark.
With Liverpool’s lightning attack, this set-piece routine has proven to be rather effective for the Reds.
With rival managers now clocking on, teams may become more alert to the danger.
However, defenders will forever struggle to contain the likes of Salah and Nunez on the break.