Jurgen Klopp admits a Liverpool player has a more ‘difficult’ role, and Steven Gerrard’s son scores at Anfield
Your Liverpool morning digest for Sunday, April 23.
Jurgen Klopp acknowledges that a Liverpool player has a more ‘difficult’ role in the new formation.
Jurgen Klopp has admitted that Liverpool are still adjusting to their new formation, which has seen Trent Alexander-Arnold play as an inverted full-back.
The England international moves into midfield alongside Fabinho, with the Reds’ other two midfielders, Jordan Henderson and Curtis Jones, playing further forward in recent games. Meanwhile, such a setup has necessitated a change in Andy Robertson’s role, with the Scotland captain having to be more selective about when he attacks forward down the wing.
In Liverpool’s 3-2 win over Nottingham Forest on Saturday, both full-backs assisted from set pieces. After the game, Klopp praised Robertson’s understanding of the new system, despite the fact that he admitted it has made his role in the team more difficult.
“Of course, it slightly altered his role. That is obvious,” Klopp told reporters. “We can’t have one full-back in the middle and the other constantly high up on the left side.”
“That’s difficult, so Robbo has to judge when he can be involved and when he can overlap, like at Leeds when Diogo passes to Cody, Mo, goal.”
Adorable scene Steven Gerrard’s son scores in front of the Kop at Anfield.
At halftime of Liverpool’s match against Nottingham Forest, Steven Gerrard watched his son Lio score a penalty in front of the Kop.
Youngster Lio was also able to walk out before kickoff with his hero Mohamed Salah, who was in the stands.
Gerrard has previously admitted that his favorite Reds player at the moment is Salah, partly because his son adores him.
In a conversation with Salah on Liverpool’s official website, Gerrard said, “My favorite [Liverpool player] now? You’re the one. My Lio is obsessed with you, so it has to be you.