Liverpool may have to change formation to cope with losing Fabinho to injury.

The Reds are set for a significant spell without the Brazil midfielder.

He has been the man providing defensive cover whilst our full-backs run forward.

Without him we run the risk of being picked off and may need to add a third central defender into our side for added protection.

Joe Gomez

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The Reds should opt for five at the back for however long Fabinho is out injured.

None of Liverpool’s midfield options will provide the cover we need.

Both Jordan Henderson and James Milner can do a job in the position but not for a long period of time.

Bringing a third centre back into the frame appears the logical choice.

 

The Reds are struggling at the back anyway, so this will help us sure up our goal.

It also gives the chance for Joe Gomez to earn some valuable game time.

The 22-year-old defender look shot for confidence at the minute and just needs a regular run in the side.

Next to Virgil Van Dijk and Dejan Lovren he can get back to his best form during a vital period for us.

Three centre backs allow our full-backs the freedom to continue what they have been doing for the past two seasons.

Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andy Robertson would be able to run forward at will to score and create goals as they so often do.

The formation will be 5-2-3. It will shore up our defence, while allowing our attacking outlet to flourish simultaneously.

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