West Brom Are Playing The Ultimate 'Park The Bus' Formation Against Liverpool
West Brom shocked fans on social media with their 2-1-7 formation at kick-off before adopting an extremely defensive shape.
The Baggies kicked off the Premier League fixture against Liverpool with not one but FIVE players on the right wing.
Sam Allardyce's side then 'parked the bus', putting literally every man behind the ball as they camped inside their own half.
Fans on Twitter mocked West Brom's shape, calling the formation 6-4-0 and 5-5 with their attackers playing very, very deep.
West Brom are playing a 6-4 formation out of possession. You heard me right. 6-4.
- ThinkFootball (@ThinkFootball5) December 27, 2020
5-5 formation from west brom ffs
- . (@Salaholic_11) December 27, 2020
Mane breaks West brom's 6-4-0 formation. 1 nil. Assist from big joel
- Vin (@someguy1983) December 27, 2020
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west brom's formation is legit 5-5-0 lool
- :flag_sl::sparkles: West African Doll :sparkles::flag_ng: (@amakanamz_) December 27, 2020
West Brom with the 5-5 formation. Classic big sam
- corona worrier (@ankittyagi92) December 27, 2020
West Brom just casually set up with 6-3-1 formation. Noice
- Aaron Reddy (@AaronRedBear) December 27, 2020
I've seen some defensive set-ups in my time but West Brom's 6-4-0 formation here from the off is impressively miserable
- Ross (@rusty1924) December 27, 2020
Despite their numbers in defence, West Brom failed to keep out Sadio Mane who smashed home from close range in the 12th minute after Joel Matip pierced a delightful pass.
Well, that didn't take long! It's razor sharp from Mane as Liverpool take the lead!
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- Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) December 27, 2020
What's more, according to Richard Jolly, West Brom did NOT complete an outfield pass between them in the opening 16 minutes.
16 minutes in and six West Brom outfield players have completed no passes between them.
- Richard Jolly (@RichJolly) December 27, 2020
'Big Sam's tenure as West Brom boss started with a 3-0 home defeat to Aston Villa as he seeks to keep his new team in the top flight.
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