By Chris Rowland and Daniel Rhodes.
OK, now for the engine room. Last season it fired in fits and starts, perhaps working best during our unbeaten run when playing three Centre-backs and two wing-backs. We’re classing Emre Can as a central midfielder because we suspect he might be, and he certainly thinks he is, despite having played at right centre-back with some aplomb and right-back with a marked absence of aplomb last season. Ibe and Markovic are also included here as midfielders as a result of their deployment as wing-backs last season, though a case could be made that both and especially Ibe should be included under ‘Attack’ in Part 3.
NB: Remember we’re only featuring players who made at least five competitive starts (an appearance of 45 minutes or more) for the Reds’ first team in 2014/2015.
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