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Liverpool
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FmLfcSupport's avatar Group FmLfcSupport 2012-12-25 19:33
00 4 posts 2 likes joined Dec 25, 2012
Basically i just got fm2013 for christmas and at first i was doing great with liverpool 9 games 7 wins - 1 draw - 1 lose then all of a sudden im losing all my games, im still using the same players can someone help me?

Heres my team-

GK - Reina
RB - Glen Johnson
CB - Coates
CB - Agger
LB - Enrique

RM - Assaidi
CM - Gerrard
CM - Sahin
LM - Sterling

ST - Suarez
ST - Borini

What am i doing wrong i use tactics like
- Play Through Defense
- Shoot when in range

P.S: All my players condition is still like 96%
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joeyraptor's avatar Group joeyraptor 2012-12-26 12:35
fi 84 posts 17 likes joined Oct 20, 2012
It could be that the players are becoming jaded, so it is possible that squad rotation would actually help you get some better results. I tend to start rotating after the second international break, because at that point the games start to come a lot faster, giving less time to recover.

The other possibility I can think of is that the opposition might be starting to become too familiar with your tactics, so changing them could have a positive effect. To make your team more flexible, this article will help!
kevj1977's avatar Group kevj1977 2013-02-20 08:03
00 2 posts joined Jan 03, 2012
I had this problem at Liverpool as well.
I found that changing formations based on the teams you are playing and rotating certain players helped (although not massively).
I managed to finish a lousy 9th in the prem and the only reason I didn't get sacked was because I pleaded with the board to give me more time, and I won the Europa League.

The tactics I used were a standard 4-4-2 against similar teams (Everton/Newcastle etc), an attacking 4-1-2-1-2 against weaker teams (Norwich/Reading etc) and a counter-attacking 5-3-2 against stronger teams (Man U/Man City/Spurs etc).
I also found, rather controversially that Downing and Henderson were very consistent and at the end of the season, my fans player of the year was Joe Allen???
I also found Reina very error prone, so a good substitute keeper could be worth lookin at in the January window. I also got Carlos Fierro on loan who played really well as a substitute.

Into the 2nd season, the players are perfoming a lot better with the formations I am using.

My advice is to stick with it and keep having team meetings to raise morale.
The FM Rookie's avatar Group The FM Rookie 2013-02-20 08:08
ie 1300 posts 216 likes joined Jul 29, 2012
Personally I use a 4-2-3-1 whenever I am managing the Reds. I found that the squad was best suited to this.

Constant squad rotation is key! I always rotate at least two players every game which allows me to use the whole squad and some of the better reserves such as Suso, McLaughlin, etc.
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