Mohamed Salah and other players face losing out on formations

Mohamed Salah and other players face losing out on formations

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has disclosed how he will be constructing a new team to attack the new season.

With new players joining this summer, there is talk of the German playing a 4-2-3-1 at Anfield.

With the new formation potentially being toyed with by Klopp, many are wondering which players will rejoice and which will suffer if the squad does take this formation listed.

Let’s take a look at the possible formations and who will likely be picked in the team as a result.

Currently, bookmakers are providing Reds fans opportunities to bet on Liverpool Football Club and the formation possibilities.

Maybe you can have a good read, and if you agree with our selections, have a try of betting on who you think will be a part of next season's team.

Fabio Carvalho

The obvious favourite to be picked in Klopp's side would be Carvalho. Having recently just joined from Fulham, the Portuguese star has all eyes on him, as he hopes to really impress at Anfield.

Something does tell us that he will do absolutely just that. Carvalho did actually shine in his last season at Fulham, after being deployed as a number 10 from his ex-boss and Everton manager Marco Silva.

The question moving forward here would be, since Liverpool do not operate with a number 10, the new formation of 4-2-3-1 possibly would open up a new spot anyway for the youngster.

While Carvalho is also capable as a number 8 and wide forward, Liverpool purchased him because they wanted a number 10, so this pretty much confirms that he should be a key component to the new 4-2-3-1 formation.

Ibrahima Konate

Konate is another obvious choice, and from a tactical sense, he would fit into the 4-2-3-1 formation.

Looking for just two central midfielders rather than the obvious choice of three would mean Klopp would have to prioritise his choices better.

As a result, Klopp's defenders would be up for more defensive battles against other opponents, and Konate has proved to be ruthless during these situations, more so than other choices like Joel Matip for example.

Darwin Nunez

Klopp has needed a striker who offers more than the traditional fit on the pitch. At 6 foot 2, Nunez offers great energy at the net.

The formation would allow him to play in tune with the number 10 behind him, giving deeper areas for movement, but also to remain in the box to finish off moves.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

Oxlade-Chamberlain in comparison to the others, is an unclear choice. Playing as number 8 is where his physicality comes into play, as he can really move across the pitch with impressive speed and stamina.

Should the new formation come into play, his usual role would be removed.

With the 4-2-3-1 formation, Oxlade-Chamberlain's preferred contribution to the team would make it difficult for him to make an impression in games and ultimately on the field altogether, as his offensive teammates would be placed higher up on the field.

Mohamed Salah

Another player to possibly lose out is Salah. While he will play, his team’s new formation would mean it is actually less tailored to meet the skills he has to offer.

Salah would ultimately be forced to spend more time in the flanks, and make fewer inside runs, meaning he would not score as many goals as he did when Roberto Firmino was his partner on the field.

While he certainly won't struggle to make an appearance, his dependability would be questionable.

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