Yesterday, Liverpool arguably made the biggest signing this transfer window after picking up Egyptian winger Mohamed Salah from AS Roma. Due to his 34-million-pound transfer fee and 5-million-pound bonus included, Salah becomes Liverpool’s most expensive transfer passing Andy Carroll’s 35-million-pound deal in 2011.
Now with Salah, Liverpool adds another option to their already loaded attack. Up front they could play: Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino, Philippe Coutinho and Salah. Add that with Jurgen Klopp who’s known for having a fast-pace style of play and Liverpool’s looking dangerous heading into this season.
Now with how many attacking options are in Liverpool’s squad not everyone will have a chance in the Starting 11. Here a few suggestions for Liverpool:
To start this off, a 4-4-1-1 suggestion would be a good one for the Reds. In this formation the back-line would be the same with Nathaniel Clyne, James Milner, Joel Matip and Dejan Lovren. Salah and Mane will take up the wings, Coutinho and Georgino Wijnaldum would partner up in the midfield and Roberto Firmino would be the standard number 9. As for a number 10, either Daniel Sturridge or Divock Origi, likely Origi, would take up that spot.
In this formation the back line would be unchanged as Wjinaldum and Jordan Henderson will partner in the midfield. Up front, Mane and Salah will be in the wings while Coutinho will take up the central attacking midfielder spot to replace Adam Lallana, who will be on the bench. To top it all off, Firmino will be in the Striker spot being a number 9.
Due to how many opinions Liverpool has, why not use them all? If Klopp would use this formation he would have Henderson as the lone central midfielder, have Salah and Mane on the wings, Coutinho and Lallana up front and Firmino as the lone striker.
Going with their original formation the only changes here would be Coutinho moving down from right wing to central attacking midfielder replacing Lallana, who will be on the bench.
Although it is going to be hard for Jurgen Klopp to set up his formation he is most likely to go with the original 4-3-3 attacking formation. It will be interesting to see how Liverpool does this season with so many options up front and in the midfield, it shouldn’t be a surprise if they have another Top-4 finish.