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Liverpool 1977-1985 - The Famous 'Boot Room'

An attractive and effective 'Pass and Move' tactic for use in Football Manager 2013.

By on Jun 14, 2013   60463 views   12 comments
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FM 2013 Tactics - Liverpool 1977-1985 - The Famous 'Boot Room'
Liverpool - 1977-1985

Bob Paisley, Joe Fagan
European Cup 1977, 78, 81, 84; Finalists 85
Key Players:
Keegan, Dalglish, Hughes, Souness, Hansen, Rush
Star Player:

The Liverpool 'Boot Room' created an impressively long-lasting and consistent series of teams that dominated the European Cup for 8 years and launched a period of English dominance in Europe. This spanned a series of managers, although Bob Paisely was the most successful.

The Liverpool Boot Room was a room at Anfield, home of Liverpool F.C., during the 1960s - early 1990s where the coaching staff would sit, drink, and discuss the team, tactics and ways of defeating the next opposing side.

1976–77 European Cup
1977–78 European Cup
1980–81 European Cup
1983–84 European Cup

Formation based on the 1984 European Cup Final

Liverpool 2013

(First season)

Training & Match Preparation:

Opposition Instructions:

To their weaker foots and closing down all their strikers, mids, wingers.
If you don't want to do it manually sign this type of Assistant Manager like David Court
- High Defending Coach
- High Tactical Knowledge

Pitch Size

Strong Team - Wide pitch
Underdog Team - Standard

Players - Position / Attribute

Ball Playing Defender
Primary Attributes : Passing, Tackling, Decisions ,
Secondary Attributes : Heading, Technique, Positioning

Full Back
Primary Attributes : Dribbling, Tackling, Stamina
Secondary Attributes : Heading, Passing, Decisions, Movement, Positioning

Ball Winning Midfielder
Primary Attributes : Tackling, Aggression, Strength
Secondary Attributes : Dribbling, Decisions, Positioning, Teamwork, Stamina

Primary Attributes : Dribbling, Crossing
Secondary Attributes : Technique, Movement, Pace

Target Man
Primary Attributes : Heading, Shooting, Aggression, Strength
Secondary Attributes : Decisions, Teamwork


English Premier Division - Winner
FA Cup - Winner
Euro Cup - Winner
Capital One Cup - Winner


Premier League
Games - 38
Won - 29
Draw - 9
Lost - 0

Overall Stats
(1st season )
Games - 70
Won - 56
Draw - 13
Lost - 1

English Premier Division Table

Best Team Performance

Tactic Performance from Other Teams

(First 10 Games)

Best Team Performance

Real Madrid

Best Team Performance
42 - Shots

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Discussion: Liverpool 1977-1985 - The Famous 'Boot Room'

12 comments have been posted so far.

  • cmsrphilster's avatar
    I'm currently using this to a somewhat mid-tier team (In Liga Adelante) The tactic shows some sting but you need to have a lot of opposition instructions and you also need these shouts retain possession, work ball into box, play out of defense and hassle opponents.
  • david.macavei@fm13's avatar
    hei, can you post the team instructions? this tactic seems quite interesting but i can't download the file. Thanks!
  • WILLSHAKUR's avatar
    vc usa marcaçao individual nos jogadores do time adversario ?
  • CookieMaker's avatar
    @ Inferno , This Tactic is ultra Attacking version Overload so u need exelent Defender because they need to press all the pitch so if u play with lower team i dont think will work .. Because needs better player to work best .. I made it for stronger teams . If u have Strong team already then just take a look to ur defender and reduce closing down ..
  • Inferno's avatar
    So far with this tactic I managed to get 8 wins 4 draws and 2 losses. My only problem is that I only managed to get 2 clean sheets from 14 games and it was against Wigan and Sporting. Any advice?
  • WILLSHAKUR's avatar
  • CookieMaker's avatar
    @Rusty442 hey man loool i thought you were inter lol i didnt see the text under photo lol , bthw thats great result indeed , Thanks for testing it ;)
  • rusty442's avatar
    Ok say I got in and thought I'd test the tactic out...This was the first game of the season.

    ...and yes I'm Napoli. Note I was 3-0 up before sending off.

    My god I hope it continues this way! Thanks!
  • CookieMaker's avatar
    @Stam thanks mate im downloading now
  • Stam's avatar
    @CookieMaker: I recommend using the lightshot app to take screenshots. They can be in proper size and with an optimized extension (NOT png) this way. Easier to crop and upload, and faster loading for pictures.
  • CookieMaker's avatar
    @rusty442: Yeah it is and he scored 27 Goals , and i was shocked i signed him as backup and he proved me wrong.

    Sometimes when is tough opossition i use lot of Opposition instruction but the tactic is based on havvy attcking and maybe for strongs and medium teams , i have not test it with lower teams .
  • rusty442's avatar
    My god, is that Carlton Cole upfront??

    Also how do you adapt for away games? Tougher opposition? Do you keep everything the same?

    Going to test this out when I get in from work.
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