Applying Rafa Benitez's 08/09 Liverpool tactics to the modern day Liverpool team
Hello, today I decided to start a new save with Liverpool and to try and recreate the tactics used in the 08/09 season.
The keeper and centre backs are the same players from the 08/09 season. I used Johnson and Enrique as the attacking fullbacks. I'm using Lucas in the Mascherano role and Sahin shall play the Alonso role. Gerrard will play the second striker role that helped him get 24 goals that season. I decided to play Downing in the Kuyt role but am not sure whether to play him in a support or attack role. Assaidi will play the Riera role. Suarez will play the Torres role although I'm not sure whether to play him as a complete forward or a poacher.
I will play with a rigid style and an attacking strategy. I am going to play a quick paced direct passing style. I kept the creative freedom on default as really the only creative players shall be Sahin and Gerrard (Possibly Suarez as well). I will play with a high defensive line with high pressing. I wasn't sure on the marking so I just put it to zonal like I always do.
Enrique's attacking stats aren't really up to scratch so I will either look to replace him or change his role to defend. I will also be looking for replacements for the wingers as I dont feel they have the quality to be starters. I am playing with the LFCmarshal update so I have £16mil to spend. looking for suggestions on who to buy.
I am looking for help on how to make the tactic better and more like the Liverpool tactics of 08/09.
Any and all help is appreciated!