'It will be really interesting': Klopp is convinced that rivals will hate one change he's made at Liverpool
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'It will be really interesting': Klopp is convinced that rivals will hate one change he's made at Liverpool

Jurgen Klopp says it will be ‘really interesting’ to see how teams handle Liverpool’s new squad depth. The boss is excited for the season.

Things certainly are different at Liverpool right now. After years of the Reds boasting very little squad depth, Jurgen Klopp is suddenly spoilt for choice.

That’s best-seen upfront. Liverpool have several elite forwards, with Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino, Diogo Jota, Luis Diaz and Darwin Nunez competing for first-XI places. Game to game, you never know who’s going to start.

Other than Salah, of course.

And that’s an aspect of his squad that Klopp is particularly excited about. Teams will have a difficult time trying to prepare for this Liverpool team.

“It will be really interesting,” said Klopp, per the Independent. “We had two or three or four years where it was always clear before the pre-season we start up front with Sadio [Mané], Bobby and Mo.

“Now the door is open for pretty much everybody. That will make us completely difficult to analyse. That is what we have to use.”

Liverpool’s depth

It’s certainly a wonderful thing. Liverpool have such a variety of forwards right now – not just in number but in style. Klopp can use all of them in at least two positions, while his striking options – Firmino, Jota and Nunez – all play the game in very different ways.

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The boss can fall back on his False 9 in Firmino and play the same way Liverpool always have. But he could also got with Jota there to offer a threat in behind and a trickier fox-in-the-box style striker.

Now there’s Nunez, of course. He’s a big, physical striker who gets about the pitch and leads the line in a more traditional way. Put the trio in the same squad and teams won’t know what to expect.

Especially as Liverpool could also start with all three if they wanted. Now how would teams handle that?

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