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Jurgen Klopp has best possible problem after Liverpool's 5-0 Old Trafford rout

Jurgen Klopp is left with the best possible problem after watching his team tear Manchester United to pieces at Old Trafford. The Liverpool boss must be smiling.

What more can you say about Liverpool’s 5-0 win over Manchester United yesterday? It was an all-time performance, one that we’ll remember forever.

Liverpool didn’t give United a chance, muting their attack and running them ragged in defence. It was a magnificent team performance.

And with that, Jurgen Klopp has a beautiful problem.

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What makes that performance so remarkable is that Liverpool didn’t really have their strongest XI out. Sadio Mane sat on the bench, Fabinho was out injured, as were Thiago and Harvey Elliott.

Ibrahima Konate started at the back – Liverpool’s fourth-best centre-back. And then both James Milner and Naby Keita left the game early.

And yet here we are celebrating a 5-0 win.

It presents a wonderful problem to Klopp – what is his best XI? Is Konate in it now? What’s the best front-three? Is having Keita bomb on from midfield the best way to attack?

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Honestly, we don’t know. What’s clear is that Liverpool don’t really have a best XI right now and there are 16 or 17 players who can perform at the highest level within this system.

Now, that’s not to say that Liverpool’s squad depth is fantastic. We still wish they had a more traditional no.9 they could rely on, while a decent, hard-running defensive midfield would go a long way.

There will still be games this season where we wish the squad had a little more to it. That feels certain.

But right now, with the fixture list opening up and Liverpool flying, this squad looks fantastic. We have no idea who Klopp should start each game and even mass rotation can bring results like yesterday.

The Reds are truly sensational right now.

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