I had to laugh when I saw Coutinho’s positioning for this free kick. To the uninformed it almost looks like he’s hiding from the ball, which of course he’s not, but it was a little odd nevertheless. The players and coaching staff at Liverpool had obviously had discussions beforehand on how to strengthen the wall, and in particular how to prevent Eriksen scoring along the ground. The solution they came up with was stationing Coutinho behind the wall in a goalkeeper’s long barrier stance (to make as big an obstacle as possible). I can only speak for myself but I don’t think I’ve ever seen a team arrange themselves in this manner. On a serious note, I find the fact they did this encouraging because it means the team and the staff are thinking creatively about how to strengthen the defense, especially on set pieces. I’d rather they came up with unusual solutions than stick with a status quo that has obvious flaws.