Liverpool’s 4-2-3-1 Formation – Enforced Change or Timed Evolution? 

Liverpool’s 4-2-3-1 Formation – Enforced Change or Timed Evolution? 
November 18, 2020 Mizgan Masani

 

Written by Mizgan Masani

In the past two seasons, Jürgen Klopp’s Liverpool have been superb in terms of winning games, breaking records and picking up trophies. In that time, there was one thing common for most of the games – the formation in which they play.

The 4-3-3 system became something of a glued member of this team, with the fearsome front three of Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino leading the way. The back four had Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez/Joel Matip and two outstanding full-backs in Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andrew Robertson. The three midfielders, whoever it be, had the job of being the engine of the team.

However, in some games this season we have seen Klopp deploying a different system – a 4-2-3-1 formation. This was the manager’s primary system when he was manager of Borussia Dortmund, but he hadn’t used much of it here at Liverpool – until this season.

This article is for Subscribers only.