3-5-2 FOR THE DEFENCE.
THE TRANSITION TO ATTACK.
“It’s been very successful for us and the biggest thing is it’s given Steve McManaman a freer role. With 4-4-2 he’d be basically wide right or wide left. With five in midfield he’s always got the chance to break out.”
THE MIDDLE OF THE PARK.
“If people push you into a flat back five, then you can end up with two forwards holding five players, so it’s important that you’re versatile not just with the full-backs getting out wide, but with the centre-backs stepping out.”