5) Other sides now press and hassle Liverpool, just like Liverpool did so ruthlessly last term
Pressing and aggressive defending is not a new concept, but Liverpool totally epitomised it last term. It set the catalyst for their game tempo, and frightened their opponents. Now though, the Reds are essentially being beaten at their own game. West Ham and Aston Villa have already pressed Liverpool to death, meaning the Reds couldn’t maintain possession, or create any chances.