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I'm starting to think that Klopp might be looking at a 4231 a bit more often next season.

 

We're boss at scoring goals, so let's put another player up front and set up a solid bank behind them.

 

Couldn't really do that last season I think, never really had the mids to cover the ground and offer that shield.

 

Now we have a great chance to do something like this:

 

 

-------------------------GK--------------------------

----------Van Dijk--------------Lovren---------------

Trent-------Fabinho-----------Keita---------Robinson

---Salah--------------Fekir-----------------Mane

---------------------Firmino------------------------

 

 

Something like that. So the full backs and the defensive mids basically become one line playing just ahead of our two centre backs.

 

A player like Fekir in the lines, but it could be Keita on occassion, or Woodburn, or someone else we buy. It could even be Firmino, and then we buy another striker to play ahead of him, with Firmino playing more like a midfielder, closing every bastard down.

 

 

The 4231 is certainly a lot more potent now than it was last season. We have 2 formations we can use to devastating effect.

That’s my reading of it. Creating options.

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I. Want. Werner.

I'm sure Tom would be up for it. Presidential suite. Silk sheets. Warm baby oil. You kids knock yourselves out.

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Looking at the middle of the park i still hope we add at least one more.

 

If you look at improving it then look at where it was at start of this season...to where it stands now.

 

Coutinho and Can gone.

 

Ox, Keita and Fabinho in.

 

So we are 1 up in 'numbers' but one of those is crocked and badly crocked at that.

 

As for the rest Milner is now nearly 33, Lallana's fitness is a bigger concern now than it was at start of season.

 

So for me at least one more quality addition is needed for us to be showing real improvement in there.

 

If we are hoping for a 60 game season next year then for me we need one more in there.

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Looking at the middle of the park i still hope we add at least one more.

If you look at improving it then look at where it was at start of this season...to where it stands now.

Coutinho and Can gone.

Ox, Keita and Fabinho in.

So we are 1 up in 'numbers' but one of those is crocked and badly crocked at that.

As for the rest Milner is now nearly 33, Lallana's fitness is a bigger concern now than it was at start of season.

So for me at least one more quality addition is needed for us to be showing real improvement in there.

If we are hoping for a 60 game season nest year then for me we need one more in there.

Henderson is still around so he’s an option.

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Henderson is still around so he’s an option.

I was only looking at changes...Henderson, Wijnaldum are in the no change category for me.

 

Both are useful to have around and are decent squad members who will get a fair amount of time on the park in a long season...personally i wouldn't have either starting as first choice though.

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Ox is due back in November. Henderson and Gini to fill in for his absence isn’t the worst idea is what I’m saying.

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Ox is due back in November. Henderson and Gini to fill in for his absence isn’t the worst idea is what I’m saying.

I get that but i'd still like one more given how brittle some are and as we have just seen how the demands of a long season can stretch a squad (and we did fuck all in the domestic cups, which would be nice to change which adds more games)

 

For me there is room for one more.

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I would say dependant if we can get Fekir in, I think it would spell the end of Lallana. This would be the last season we might be able to get any form of fee from selling him, and there should be some serious doubts regarding his fitness after spending an entire season on the sidelines.

 

It's a bit sad as I really like his close control and attitude on the pitch. He's willing runner and when he was fit and got an extended run in the team he did well (not out wide).

 

But we need to move forward, and from everyone in the squad, I'd say him and Milner are the most expendable at the moment due to age and fitness.

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I'm starting to think that Klopp might be looking at a 4231 a bit more often next season.

 

Not so sure I agree.

 

I mean, obviously on paper it's the best way to get Fekir, Keita, Mane, Firmino, and Salah onto the pitch at the same time. But it doesn't suit Bobby at all, and he's the most important player we have in terms of making the system we use work.

 

I'd say the 4-2-3-1 might come out when Solanke or even Brewster are playing off the bench next season - that I could see working. But I think the games Firmino starts it will be a 4-3-3, because that allows him to exploit space with clever runs when we're on the ball and press the front off the ball.

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The time to sell Lallana was last season unfortunately.  Hopefully we're done buying players so utterly average.  We created a whole fucking midfield where the best player wasn't much more useful than a squad option at best.

Klopp has hopefully put an end to that.

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He's just turned 30....I reckon we could still steal 15m from a team outside the top 6 for him.

 

But i also don't see a big problem with him filling out our squad.

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I get that but i'd still like one more given how brittle some are and as we have just seen how the demands of a long season can stretch a squad (and we did fuck all in the domestic cups, which would be nice to change which adds more games)

For me there is room for one more.

Maybe there is, but far from priority IMO.

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He's just turned 30....I reckon we could still steal 15m from a team outside the top 6 for him.

 

But i also don't see a big problem with him filling out our squad.

 

The only thing he fills is the medical room.  He's a waste cut loses and get rid.

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Hopefully all the holes/needs are priority and all sorted.

I don’t see it much of a hole. We have seven players able to play the position. All internationals. Two of them haven’t even kicked a ball for us.

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I don’t see it much of a hole. We have seven players able to play the position. All internationals. Two of them haven’t even kicked a ball for us.

We are in danger of going round in circles now aren't we....we'll see what happens.

 

I'd like to see one more for the reasons stated, you are less convinced we need it.

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Lallana could stay in the squad but only as a midfielder. He can't be relied upon for any position of pace. Klopp still likes him and against the know block teams, another player who can cryuff turn the opposition to death would be a help.

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He's just turned 30....I reckon we could still steal 15m from a team outside the top 6 for him.

 

But i also don't see a big problem with him filling out our squad.

He would be first on the departure list for me. This team has passed him by.

West Ham beckons.

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