With the new Liverpool FC manager Jurgen Klopp set to introduce his famed ‘gegenpressing’ tactics, statistics point out that James Milner will be a vital player for the German.

Jurgen Klopp had a hugely successful stint at Borussia Dortmund, where the manager won two German leagues and also took the Germans to a Champions League final.

His Dortmund side were renowned to press their opponents in the most devastating of fashions, with the tactic being labelled ‘gegenpressing’.


One man who is tailor-made to fit into the squad is James Milner.

As per the stats shown below, it is fair to conclude that Milner will be a vital player for Klopp, especially considering the question marks over captain Jordan Henderson’s fitness.