The Uruguayan has been in fine form since the start of the season, but is only fifth in attack at Anfield.
Jurgen Klopp has a lot of decisions to make as Liverpool begin their Premier League campaign with an interesting encounter with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Sunday afternoon.
The Reds were severely punished for failing to strengthen their midfield last summer, with players such as Fabinho and Jordan Henderson experiencing an inevitable drop in form after a 64-game quadruple effort in 2021-22. Which ended in agony as Jurgen Klopp’s side went one point behind. They won the English league title before losing to Real Madrid in the Champions League final.
The result was a badly exposed defense and Liverpool finished fifth in the Premier League, despite a late push that saw them score 25 points out of a possible 33 – only champions Manchester City having scored more points in the previous 11 days. Succeeded ( 28).
Can Liverpool be a top 4 team again? The summer signings of Alexis McAllister and Dominik Szoboszlai should certainly help, but Klopp lacks a specialist No.6, Fabinho and Henderson have been sold to clubs in Saudi Arabia, and Romeo Lavia and Moises Cacedo are out of whack. The searches ended in disappointment and embarrassment. ,
As a result, the manager still has a significant problem to solve in midfield, but at least his selection dilemma in attack is a positive one, given the depth of Liverpool’s attacking options.
So, unless Lavia or Cacedo are brought in, who should start in Klopp’s starting XI this season? Target provides an update below…
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