In May 2018 Ryan Lowe was installed as the permanent manager of Bury, with the North-West club having just endured relegation to League 2, the fourth tier of English football. Since then however, the club have been rejuvenated by an attacking style of play the former Liverpool youth team player has installed at Gigg Lane.

The club currently sit second in the league and are well placed to finish the season in one of the automatic promotion slots to earn a swift return to League 1. Under Lowe, the Shakers are currently the division’s highest scorers with 71 goals in 38 games. Fans of the club have been enthused by an attack-first philosophy that gained the praise of Jurgen Kloppafter a pre-season friendly with Liverpool.

This tactical analysis therefore will look at how Ryan Lowe has set out to implement a style of play that is inspired by the likes of Klopp, Pep Guardiola and Brendan Rodgers.

Bury in possession

In possession Bury set out in what can be described as something resembling a 3-5-2 or 3-4-3. With a fluidity in their movement and positioning, however, their offensive shape takes many forms as they play.

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