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Is Klopp already sticking to 4-2-3-1 formation?

Timothy Aiyeku

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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp seems to be sticking to the 4-2-3-1 formation he had earlier adopted to accommodate certain players in the team.

The formation became more glaring when the German manager adopted it to have Fabinho in his starting line-up as a way of celebrating and handing him a birthday gift.

However, the formation seems to be the one for Klopp as it was also repeated in their 4-1 win against Cardiff City.

Howbeit, it has ensured the alteration of the position of Brazilian forward Roberto Firmino who has now played the last two games behind the main striker as an attacking midfielder.

Defending his decision, Klopp said it will not be a permanent one but noted that Firmino is a flexible player who can play from any position which has been helpful for him to be able to try other players at different positions and hand others the opportunity to play.

He noted that he has got different systems of play and will play which ever will suit the games and the players, noting that Firmino has got the ability to defend, hence his presence in the middle will help add to the depth in the midfield.

According to Klopp, the Brazilian striker can play as a winger, as a top striker and also as a midfielder.

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