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Why Klopp may continue ‘unusual’ formation against Cardiff

Timothy Aiyeku

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Liverpool manager had made a gamble in his Champions League game against Red Star Belgrade with a 4-2-3-1 formation that was quite unusual.

The German boss admitted it was a gamble but he had to play that system to enable Fabinho to fit into the team as he handed him his first Champions League start as a Liverpool player.

Since joining Liverpool from Monaco, Fabinho never got a nod to start any game in the Champions League but it faintly happened on Wednesday with a memorable 4-0 win.

All three attackers in the club got their names on the score sheet with Egyptian forward Mohamed Salah scoring a brace while the scoreline was completed by Sadio Mane and Roberto Fermino who both scored a goal each.

However, the same formation could be continued by the manager knowing that it has worked and the weekend Premier League game will not be as difficult as the Champions League game.

Cardiff are currently down in the relegation zone which makes them less of a threat to the Jurgen Klopp’s side.

Also, the fact that Jordan Henderson and Naby Keita are still out on injury, the 4-2-3-1 system could still be adapted to accommodate others.

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