Gegenpressing: football tactics explained

Gegenpressing pioneer Jurgen Klopp
Jurgen Klopp popularised the term, 'Gegenpressing' (Image credit: Getty Images)

Gegenpressing pioneer Jurgen Klopp has done a lot for the beautiful game. 

As with all the true greats of football management, he will leave more than just memories of trophies, scintillating football and energetic celebrations. Klopp’s arrival and subsequent transformation of the Liverpool team back in 2015, brought with it the term ‘gegenpressing’ into the English football vernacular. 

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Jack Lacey-Hatton
Freelance writer

Jack has worked as a sports reporter full-time since 2021. He previously worked as the Chief Women’s Football Writer at the Mirror, covering the England Women’s national team and the Women’s Super League. Jack has covered a number of major sporting events in recent years including the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup on the ground in Australia.