Liverpool have become all conquering in the last year. The Reds have been crowned European champions, world champions and are soon to be crowned Premier League champions. At risk of being figured out next season, we suggest two formations Liverpool should consider for 2020/21 in order to keep opponents guessing.
This is the safest bet. The Reds have regularly switched to a 4-2-3-1 this season when the situation has warranted it.
With Timo Werner rumoured to be joining the club over the summer, this formation could see the incoming striker playing in his preferred role without sacrificing Roberto Firmino.
The Brazilian could drop into attacking midfield and act as the prime creator whilst Timo Werner would play on the shoulder of the last defender.
Jürgen Klopp could rotate the two holding midfielders depending on the fixture – Fabinho and Jordan Henderson when facing strong opposition, Hendo and Naby Keita when we’re set to dominate.
Now whilst this may appear to be a radical departure from our current set up, we already lineup in a similar formation when in possession.
We often see the defensive midfielder drop in between the two centre backs to dictate play whilst the two full backs push high on the wings.
If we started with three centre halves and Trent and Robbo on flanks then we can fully emphasise the creativity of our full backs whilst giving them even more targets to hit in the middle.
There would be more targets due to the two strikers and two midfielders that would be able to drive into the box.
Realistically the two strikers would be picked out of Timo Werner, Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane and Mo Salah.
With Fabinho in the midfield the two spare middle men can drive into the box or linger on the edge.
When facing a counter we can rely on Fabby to drop into the defence to make a back four whilst the other two midfielders charge back.