The Liverpool front three has been the stuff of nightmares for defences for a few seasons now. Jürgen Klopp has assembled and coached to perfection one of the best attacking lineups that the Premier League has ever seen. This week, the gaffer made a bold decision. Klopp split the front three and it turned out to be a stroke of genius.
The December period is going to be a manic one for the Reds. Liverpool will play a game near enough every three days until we’re into January.
With so much football to play, the Reds will have to rest players. We are an intense team, our style of play asks a lot of the footballers. If our starting XI is not fully energised then we cannot perform to the best of our abilities.
This means that the gaffer has to find a way of keeping everybody fit without sacrificing quality. Jürgen Klopp decided to split the front three in order to keep us firing game in, game out.
The gaffer looks to have decided that Sadio Mane will play in one attacking lineup, alongside Divock Origi and Xherdan Shaqiri, whilst Roberto Firmino and Mo Salah lineup with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.
It was no secret that Mo Salah was not looking his best in recent weeks; the Egyptian King has gone missing in games of late. After being rested in midweek, our star forward was back to his best against Bournemouth – grabbing a goal and an assist.
We scored eight goals across our last two games, surely a benefit of making sure that our attacking lineup was fully rested and energised for both games. Klopp’s decision to split the front three was bold but it was genius.