This summer will surely be one of surprises at Liverpool. The Reds will be heading into the window with mountains of cash from their inevitable Premier League win and their new kit deal with Nike. Liverpool signing Timo Werner has been mooted for some time now, we believe his arrival could see The Reds switch to a 4-2-3-1 more often than not.
Whether or not Liverpool sign Werner remains to be seen but we are regarded as his most likely destination.
The German forward recently impressed as his side bested Spurs, beating the North London club 1-0 in their own back yard.
If we do sign the 23-year-old, we could see Roberto Firmino drop back into attacking midfield.
When The Reds first signed Bobby in 2015 he was operating as an attacking midfielder as well as a striker for Hoffenheim. Jürgen Klopp may want him to reprise his deeper lying role.
Here we can see that Fabinho and Jordan Henderson would act as two much deeper players, with the skipper performing a more box to box role.
Hendo’s job would be primarily to win the ball back in the middle and get it to the feet of Bobby or the wingers.
Fabinho would sit deeper than the captain, shielding the defence and allowing his skipper license to get further forward.
Bobby would have no trouble adapting to life back in midfield given his demonstrable work rate and the creative vision he has displayed in the last two seasons.
This would allow Liverpool to use Timo Werner as an out and out number 9. He could sit on the shoulder of the last man whilst occasionally dropping deep to allow Bobby or the wingers to run in behind him.
This 4-2-3-1 has been attempted before with Divock Origi but we envisage it being much more deadly with Werner ahead of Firmino.