Liverpool legend praises Solskjaer for his match winning tactics

Liverpool legend, Jamie Caragher has heaped praises on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer for the manner his side breezed through the clash against Tottenham on Saturday.

The Red Devils were criticised for their poor pressing against Liverpool, which led to a 5-0 loss over a week ago, but Solskjaer seemed to dig deep, as he came up with a different formation that saw us put three unreplied goals past Spurs on Saturday.

With three defenders and two attacking players upfront, United pressed Spurs high up the pitch, and ensured they didn’t enjoy possession of the ball in dangerous places.

Speaking after the game, Caragher gave huge credit to Solskjaer for the brilliant performance.

He told Sky Sports, “I thought Manchester United were outstanding.

“I know since the game there was a lot of talk about how poor Spurs were, [but] we can’t criticise Manchester United for conceding five goals at home, looking all over the place and then going to Tottenham away, or any away ground in the Premier League, and stopping the opposition from having a shot on target

“We can’t just keep looking at Tottenham. There was talk also that Manchester United can’t press high, they haven’t really got the players to do it. I don’t necessarily agree with that.

“I think a team should be able to press high at certain times and drop off, and that’s what Manchester United did in this game really well

“But in the first half, before it went 1-0, Manchester United were aggressive, on the front foot and pressed high. Second half they dropped off, because the goal changed the game and they got the other two goals maybe on the counter attack from a deeper position, but in that first half Manchester United pressed high.

“They were together and compact, everything they weren’t against Liverpool.”