Their having a really good season, but this has been their undoing. A running man will always beat a standing man.
Only reason Rafa got new contract is becuase there isnt anyone better.
But still totally useless :)
Zonal marking does work if the players do it correctly - it works better than man to man.
It is only people who don't understand it - like Andy Gray - who say it doesn't. Who don't sky et all focus on the billions of times every week that rubbish man to man marking results in goals conceded rather than the FEW times that the zonal system goes wrong.
Liverpool are just unlucky that it tends to happen in high profile games.
Zonal is far better - that's why all the top teams use it.
I agree in a way, but it has worked almost all season and its just it did not work last night. Our markers errors were the reason for Ivanovics goals, not the Zonal marking system.
Using zonal marking a couple of seasons back, conceded precisely 0 goals from corners. The only real problem with zonal is that when it does go wrong, it looks worse than when man-marking goes wrong.
RAFA! MAKES A MISTAKE! RAFA! HE CORRECTS THAT MISTAKE! BUT BY THEN ITS TOO LATE!
Im going to start chanting that at Home games, Hopefully Rafa will either sort it out or just get sacked and we can get a real manager.
But it's not been a problem until now and the seasons almost over, has everyone just noticed