Liverpool’s potential opening day XI should excite the Reds

Adam Brown

With Liverpool achieving 4th last season, the team are currently in one of their biggest transitional periods in the last decade, so how is Jurgen Klopp going to set up on the opening day? Reinforcements are still needed.

The last time Klopp’s men visited Vicarage Road, Emre Can scored the goal of the season, but with many signings expected to arrive to Merseyside, there’s no guarantee that the German midfielder will start.

If the German manager opts for a 4-3-3 formation, then this is how we could see the Reds lining up on opening day.

Of course, providing that Liverpool don’t make a complete mess of the qualifiers, the Reds will be in the Champions League next season. While it is sad to see the likes of Adam Lallana, Emre Can and Daniel Sturridge not in the starting XI, the team is likely to rotate much more than last season.

As well as rotation of players, Jurgen Klopp could also look to utilise different formations against different opposition. At times, Liverpool were shocking against lower opposition last season, but when using the diamond formation with two upfront, the team made light work of both West Ham and Middlesbrough. It would be unsurprising to see the German manager opt for this system against the stubborn teams in the bottom half of the table.


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