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4-3-3: How Liverpool will line-up this season with new signings

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Liverpool have been busy in the transfer window and they have made remarkable signings but it is now time they confirm if they can contend for the Premiership title.

The Reds side looks prepared for a strong campaign after the near-miss last season and the defeat conceded in the Champions League finals.

With four new signings to Liverpool, it is hoped that it gives them greater strength as they take on the new season.

Goalkeepers

The arrival of £65million Alisson Becker from AS Roma has made a record to be the most expensive goalkeeper in the history of football. Expectations are high for the 25-year old goalkeeper and he will be asked to quickly adapt to the style of the English football but he enters with the reputation he has made for himself as the country’s number one goalkeeper.

The Red’s top choice Loris Karius will have to be replaced with Alisson after what went down last season and Karius may likely leave Anfield. It is obvious Allison will be Klopp’s first choice.

Defenders

Klopp hasn’t really done a major restructuring on his backline despite the signing of Virgil van Dijik in January and with the last season emergence of Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andy Robertson.

Dejan Lovren is expected to partner with Van Dijk’s making Joel Matip as a rotation option.

Joe Gomez and Nathaniel Clyne making sure the competition at the right-back remains intense with Robertson contends with Alberto Moreno on the other wing.

 

Midfielder

The major part Klopp invested is in the midfield. Last season, Liverpool finished with three senior midfielders, the likes of Gini Wijnaldum, James Milner and of course captain Jordan Henderson were obligated to bring their best towards the end of the last season.

However, the three seniors remain with the coming of brilliant defender Fabinho from Monaco, and the dynamic Naby Keita whose move was agreed upon last season.

The midfield is balanced despite the exit of Emre Can and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s injury which appears to make him not fit for the season. Adam Lallana faces difficulty to find a starting point if Klopp decides to use Xherdan Shaqiri or Daniel Sturridge to turn his front three to a front four.

On the other hand, Milner and Henderson should be in favour with the increased option Keita and Fabinho gives Klopp in terms of how he sets up his formation.

Attackers

For the thriller, the Reds scored a total of 135 goals last season and the front three consisting of Mo Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino to have scored 91 goals.

Liverpool signed a new forward Xherdan Shaqiri that is hoped to bring decent play despite he isn’t likely to start but he provides a good option from the bench.

It will be a plus for Klopp if Daniel Sturridge is available and motivated despite unlikeness to stay fit, he appears to be a better option than Divock Origi or Dominic Solanke.

Possible Liverpool could line up

The new addition of new players especially in the defensive side of the squad which has improved from one of the worst to one of the best the Reds line up looks easy when compared to others.

There are at least eight guaranteed starters while speculations say if club decides to use the 4-3-3 formation, the possible line up would be Mane, Firminho and Salah in the front, Keita, Henderson and Fabinho behind the strikers while the last four would be Robertson, Van Dijk, Lovren and Alexander-A on the defense with Alison manning the goal post.

 

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