Jamie Carragher sees Jurgen Klopp making two potential changes over the coming weeks. This comes after yet another Liverpool defeat.
Liverpool have now lost four home games on the bounce. They’ve won just two Premier League fixtures in 2021.
It’s a horrendous run of form that Liverpool don’t look like coming out of right now. The answer to that? Changes.
Now, Jurgen Klopp doesn’t have it easy when it comes to making those changes. One side-effect of the injury crisis is that it limits the variety of options at his disposal.
Maybe Klopp would love to go 4-2-4 but he can’t reasonably do that without Diogo Jota around. He can’t risk leaving the defence without a proper shield, either, given how weak the centre-backs are.
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Despite that, Jamie Carragher sees two potential changes Liverpool could soon make.
“It’s not ripping anything up,” Carragher told Sky Sports’ Monday Night Football. “But I do think there could be a tweaking of the system.
“Maybe 4-2-3-1? Bring an extra attacking player in because Liverpool are struggling to create and score goals.
“And defensively, I think there’s a case for putting Liverpool 10 yards further back. Liverpool never played this high when Jurgen Klopp first came in – they still pressed.
“[Ozan] Kabak is struggling early on in his Liverpool career, Ben Davies may come in, Nat Phillips is going to play.
“They need a bit more help, a bit more protection, and I think that could help them going forward.”
What RTK has to say
We suggested the 4-2-3-1 ourselves recently. That kind of drastic change could revitalise Liverpool.
But really, as we watch Liverpool continue to struggle, Klopp just needs to pick something. Anything.
Maybe it’s as simple as using Ben Davies in defence so Fabinho can return to midfield. Or perhaps he could find a way to make a 4-4-2 work.
We just want to see something. The immensely successful 4-3-3 just doesn’t mesh with the current players and it’s hard to see how that changes soon.
For us, either of Carragher’s changes would be a step in the right direction.