Liverpool legend explains how Marcelo Bielsa nullified Liverpool tactically

Former Liverpool star Jamie Carragher dissected Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa's tactics to contain the Reds.

Liverpool legend explains how Marcelo Bielsa nullified Liverpool tactically

Leeds United crashed to a thrilling 4-3 defeat against Liverpool in this Premier League season opener last week.

Despite the loss, Marcelo Bielsa’s men managed to impress with their performance and former Liverpool star Jamie Carragher has now dissected their performance against the defending champions.

The former Liverpool defender explained how Leeds United troubled Liverpool with their man to man marking throughout the game.

Bielsa did well to use his wingers and full-backs further up the pitch in order to man-mark the likes of Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andy Robertson.

Both fullbacks are crucial to Jurgen Klopp’s style of play and Leeds managed to nullify their threat with their man to man marking.

It will be interesting to see if Leeds United can build on this performance and improve in their upcoming games.

If they can improve defensively, Leeds United should be able to secure a respectable finish in the Premier League this season.

Marcelo Bielsa has a talented squad at his disposal and their style of play is bound to make several teams uncomfortable in the Premier League.

The way Leeds United troubled world-class defenders like Virgil van Dijk, the Whites will certainly trouble several opposition defenders this season.

Leeds United are back in the Premier League after 16 years and they will be desperate to make their mark in top-flight football this year.

The whites have strengthened their squad considerably so far and if they can add more quality to their midfield, before the transfer window closes, Bielsa could have a formidable squad for the rest of the season.