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Jurgen Klopp – Why I changed my formation in Champions League game

Timothy Aiyeku

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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has confessed to having changed his formation in last night’s Champions League game so as to accommodate Fabinho in the team as a birthday gift.

Liverpool had defeated Red Star Belgrade in the Wednesday night by 4-0, all thanks to a brace by Mohamed Salah and goals from Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino to complete the scoreline.

It would be recalled that the German manager promised to hand Fabinho his first Champions League start as a Liverpool player since joining the club from Monaco with a fee of £43.7 million.

The midfielder had given a satisfactory performance in the game but what matters most is the fact that his presence produced a better result for his side.

Klopp admitted that he had changed his formation to allow the birthday boy play his favourite system with a double-six.

According to him, the system did not only help the player to have a good performance but it helped the team to play good football as well.

It is hoped that Fabinho will continue to see more games under the German boss but it is unlikely he will play his favourite system any more.

Liverpool are an unbeaten side so far this season after 9 games and they are currently second having level points with Manchester City.

Timothy Aiyeku is a Mass Communication graduate from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He is a sports, everything football analyst.