Liverpool are in a dogfight for a top four finish at the moment. The Reds have struggled all season and now have to win each of their remaining games in order to qualify for Europe. Jürgen Klopp needs to consider going 4-2-4 in his remaining games in order to boost the Reds’ goal difference.
Poor Liverpool season
The Reds were supposed to be building a dynasty this season.
We won the Premier League last term in emphatic fashion, the title near enough secured in January.
Early signs were that the Reds would be enjoying a successful title defence.
We won our opening games but then an injury crisis devastated the side.
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Despite key players dropping out the Reds were top at Christmas.
Then the wheels came off in January; six consecutive home defeats contributing to a slide down the table.
Top four scramble
Now it’s a case of winning every one of our remaining games.
Finishing in the top four is kind of in our own hands but not entirely.
Taking maximum points from our last three games means we can force it down to goal difference at least.
Should either Leicester City or Chelsea slip up in their remaining couple of games (they play each other on Tuesday) then we may not have to worry about goal difference.
Given that goal difference could well be the deciding factor, we need to be scoring goals.
Jürgen Klopp should consider going for a risky 4-2-4 formation.
We’ve seen him use all of his forwards at once before and it has worked well.
However, there is the obvious case of the defensive vulnerability it brings.
It would be heartbreaking to miss out on Champions League football on goal difference and it is tight as it is. We are one behind Leicester and two behind Chelsea in the goal difference stakes.
We need an emphatic win or two in our final games and going gung-ho could help us do just that.