Klopp gambled with 2-5-3 line-up but Spurs could not deal with their pressing

first_imgJURGEN KLOPP is prepared to balance risk and reward in his quest to bring the Premier League title to Liverpool.The Reds had a whopping 68 per cent possession against Tottenham, a team that aims to challenge for the top four come the end of the season.3 Jurgen Klopp is getting his tactics spot on in the title raceCredit: AFP or licensors3But Liverpool’s ambition to win the match at Anfield can be shown by their average position yesterday.When you look at the positions below, the league leaders played a 2-5-3 formation but, crucially, committed eight players in the opposition half.Liverpool’s high press means they have more joy in winning the ball back higher up the pitch and, therefore, create more goalscoring opportunities.Yes, that ambition can also lead to Klopp’s side leaving themselves vulnerable to counter-attacks down the sides of both centre-backs Dejan Lovren and Virgil van Dijk.But Kop boss Klopp is prepared to take that calculated risk.Liverpool are relentless in their pressing game and ready to take the game to the opposition to take three points.The reason they win the ball back quickly is because it’s a collective press.It’s not just Roberto Firmino or Mo Salah who presses, it’s the whole team.I have said this before but what makes Liverpool and Manchester City so good at the moment is their unbelievable work rate and pressing when they lose the ball.most read in footballTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’NEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for himREF RAIDChampions League ref Vincic ‘arrested in raid into drugs and prostitution ring’STIR IT UPBohemians post cryptic response to FIFA promoting a jersey with Bob Marley on itAnd because of the number of Liverpool players in Tottenham’s half, it means Mauricio Pochettino’s side only have two main options if they want to combat that press.The first option is to go back to their goalkeeper, Paulo Gazzaniga, while the second is to play a hurried pass and allow Liverpool to regain possession.Klopp’s system overloads in the opposition half and that forces mistakes. It is why Liverpool are very difficult to play against.Twitter: @Higginbotham053 Klopp’s overload system are making them extremely difficult to play againstCredit: ReutersPochettino assesses his team’s performance after 2-1 loss to Liverpoollast_img read more

Civil Service to launch diversity and inclusion strategy

first_imgEmployee Benefits Live 2017: The Civil Service is to launch a new strategy to improve diversity and inclusion (D&I) within its workforce, in order to see improvements in its business performance.Addressing delegates at Employee Benefits Live 2017 in a session titled How to make progress and impact with diversity and inclusion in an evolving workplace, Jazz Bhogal, deputy director, Civil Service workforce strategy and inclusion at the Cabinet Office, explained that on Monday 16 October, the Civil Service will publish a new D&I strategy with two key areas of priority: a continued focus on increasing the representation of currently under-represented groups at all levels across the Civil Service; and a new focus on inclusion to build its culture and reputation as a place that attracts, develops, retains and fully engages the diverse talent across its organisation.Bhogal said: “We are going to hold ourselves to account in ways that we hold public services to account […] We are going to be more transparent [and] we’re going to be more accountable, to the public but especially to the people who work for us and with us. We are going to be publishing data about ourselves to begin that nudge conversation about accountability.”She added that in order for the organisation to better reflect the communities it serves across the UK, it needs to improve not only its workforce diversity statistics, but also the experience of its employeesThe Civil Service has around 420,000 employees working in over 40 organisations in the UK. The nature of the Civil Service’s business is about improving outcomes for UK citizens, so the organisation needs to better understand what those outcomes are and be able to reflect the people that live in society, said Bhogal. “We have completely different varying roles and functions within the Civil Service,” she explained.“This diversity of talent is really important. The diversity of who we are is about who we have in our workforce, how representative are we of the communities we serve; it’s absolutely vital that we are representative of the communities we serve. For us, inclusion is as valuable as our approach to diversity; you can’t have one without the other.”Employment statistics from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) Public sector employment statistics to March 2017, showed that 54% of the whole Civil Service workforce is female, but 11.6% are from black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) backgrounds, and 9.9% are disabled. “We know this is not where we want to be, we’ve got huge amounts to do to make a difference,” said Bhogal. “It’s not just about who is in our organisations; it’s the experience of the people who work in our organisations.”She added that understanding the value proposition an employer gets from having a diverse workforce can also help it better understand its customer base and market.last_img read more