After the confirmation of Darwin Nunez’s purchase last week, most people thought the Uruguayan would step in as a midfielder, with Diogo Jota, Luis Diaz or Mohamed Salah at his side.
Celebrity Liverpool journalist Simon Hughes doesn’t necessarily think it will be that easy, and believes Klopp now has a chance to change the squad to make the squad more unpredictable.
In an article about the athlete He wrote with analyst Mark Curry that the alternative to getting the best out of Nunez is to switch to 4-2-3-1.
He points out that Roberto Firmino was used as an attacking midfielder as a substitute in the two matches against Wolverhampton and Real Madrid when the Reds struggled to smash the defense.
The Brazilian’s presence provides space for his teammates, and in Kirkby it remains to be agreed that the Brazilian is the one with the better touch. His ability to find teammates and pull defenders from their position can be crucial.
Meanwhile, new acquisition Fabio Carvalho will be a player who can learn a lot from Firmino in such a role, and could relieve the 30-year-old and eventually replace him.
It will be unexpected
After Real Madrid beat Liverpool in the Champions League final, Carlo Ancelotti explained why he beat Liverpool – an answer that could indicate why Liverpool might change their squad.
– It helped us read Liverpool very easily because they have a very clear identity and we can prepare like we did. We knew the strategy we had to have – don’t give them space behind the defence.
Analyst Mark Curry points out that Liverpool are creating the fifth fewest chances from key positions in the Premier League, and this could be an area in which Liverpool could improve.
Threatening Nunez will push opponents’ defense back, so creativity from central positions is important.
“Bobby” actually redefined himself once when Klopp arrived at Liverpool. Now he may have to do it again if he wants to stay longer than the contract expires next season.
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