Cox: Liverpool broke down Villarreal by learning not to foul them

Cox: Liverpool broke down Villarreal by learning not to foul them

The tactical battle between Liverpool and Villarreal was one of contrasts. It was attack versus defence, width versus narrowness, high pressing against a deep block. But above all else, it was about tempo. Liverpool wanted a high-intensity, 100mph game. Villarreal attempted to slow it down whenever possible. A key factor in Liverpool’s eventual breakthrough was …

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