Exclusive News: Young Croatian Manager Žarko Nikolić takes Liverpool seat!
Unknown manager Žarko Nikolić gets suprise appointment at LFC. When we asked Liverpool chairman about it he respond: ''Sometimes in your life you need take risks for greater good. I think my time for taking risk is here. I and new manager have same vision for the club and I liked his profile very much and determination for success. He won me over and I decided to give him chance. Žarko Nikolić start as scout and then made his way up to manager lincence. He worked as asistent in Real Madrid Castilla. Can he wisthand board and fans pressure with his lack of experience and young age? We will wait and see.
Chairman gives me 60M for transfers because I promise him that I will win league. I decided that I will work on future so I bought many wonderkids. The best of them which I will mention are T. Buitink, Joel Piroe, Marcus Edwards and Alex Gersbach. One of club philosophies is to bring youngsters for first squad and I'm down for it. My highest bought is also youngest in my first squad and that is G. Donnarumma
. I spend 25M on him. Then I bring two Full Backs. One of them is first squad player and one f them is back up player. In position of DL I bring L. Augustinnson
and as back up for N. Clyne Pedro Perreira
. I decided I wont count on Lucas Leiva in my team and put him on TL. I was in need of replacment so i bought Thiago Maia
. He will also be in first team and Emre Can will be his back up. In lack of AML and AMR position I go to transfer market in search for good options. I find them in Hirving Lozano
who can play on both sides and Angel Correa
on Loan. In case of Henderson injury I bought Kristofer Ajer
as back up. I spend 100M for buying and get 71M from selling players.
The only thing I asked from Board is to get me feeder Club and they allow that. So our new feeder club is Sion
I decide to bring some new staff members in club. Here
is now that look now.
Friendly Games, Tactics and Start of the season
I play with 4-1-2-2-1
tactics. I using my DR on support role as left MC because Coutinho have IF attack role and he dont do much defending duties. On the right side I have Mane on winger support and N. Clyne on attack role to use his excellent crossing and speed. Throught the middle start from defence we have 2 Ball playing defenders one on defensive role and one on stoper role. Henderson as our Captain plays on Box to Box midfielder role and Grujic plays on Advance playmaker support Role. In Striker position we have Origi who plays on Poacher role. Control mentality is here for posession because board want us to play that kind of football with some attacking adjustment like looking for overleap. My first squad looks like this
In our friendly games
we didnt do much because we bought a lof of players and our tactics didnt have time to get familarwith squad in first few games but later we start get in touch with it and grows in results. Season started and our first game was against our Rivals Man. United. My players get out there and show how we play football. We won easily with 5-1
score. Then next game was away against bournemouth were we have domination but didnt use all our chances and drop points. They score late goal in 84min, Cup game against MK Dons was easy. Full domination and win with score of 3-0. Last game was against Arsenal were we lost 1-2. Hard away game. We were dominate but Arsenal take their chances and we didnt. See all games here
To be continued