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    Thursday, 12 November 2020

    Steve Nicol suggests new Liverpool formation to cope without Joe Gomez

    Gomez suffered a knee injury ahead of international duty and there are fears it could keep him out for a lengthy period

    Joe Gomez.

    Within a time frame of six weeks Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has lost three of his regular back-four to injury, Virgil van Dijk, Trent Alexander-Arnold joined by Gomez on the sidelines.

    Not to mention the Reds have had several of their senior players across all area of the pitch injured within this time frame.

    Steve Nicol thinks Jurgen Klopp should consider a change in formation this time around after losing Joe Gomez.

    Nicol suggests a back-three could be Klopp's best option to limit the impact on his side's season.

    The former Liverpool full-back told ESPN: "You're talking three of your back-four gone in the space of six weeks.

    "Virgil van Dijk, obviously, was a complete disaster. Alexander-Arnold going down made things tougher. But Joe Gomez going down now, it’s almost – where do they turn?

    "They’ve got a couple of kids in Williams and Phillips. You’ve got Matip who can’t stand on his two feet for more than 90 minutes at a time. Or certainly two 90 minutes at a time.

    "Where do they go? I really don't know. Klopp’s going to have to come up with some sort of genius plan.

    "Maybe they’ll have to go with three at the back, have more people in the middle of the park to stop the opposition getting at the back line.

    "This could be a big turning point in Liverpool’s season. It’s easy to say, 'Well with the firepower they’ve got going forwards', just score more goals. But that’s an awful lot to ask. It’ll be interesting to see what Klopp does."

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