Ryan Giggs tried to emulate Liverpool's tactics for Wales
Ryan Giggs has revealed how an attempt to emulate Liverpool's attacking tactics 'didn't quite work' for Wales during a recent meeting with Croatia.
The Reds' primary source of goals and creativity under Jurgen Klopp is their famous front three of Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah.
It is the latter pair who shoulder most the responsibility in terms of finding the back of the net, while Firmino drops deep to effectively operate as an extra midfielder at times.
And Giggs has explained that he had hoped to follow a similar blueprint by naming a forward trio of Gareth Bale, Dan James and Harry Wilson for a Euros qualifier back in October.
The former Manchester United winger conceded, though, that the plan didn't quite play out as he'd hoped.
"We show different teams, whether it be league teams, international teams, to visualise what we're looking for," Giggs told The Athletic.
"Not massive. It would be a couple of clips. 'This is what we want.' The same principles, just a little tweak.
"Against Croatia we tried Harry (Wilson) in that false nine position, so a bit like Liverpool, Firmino dropping.
"(Gareth) Bale and DJ (Daniel James) would be the likes of Mane and Salah, that sort of position. It didn't quite work."