Klopp’s 3-4-2-1 Liverpool XI to sweep aside Stoke
Jurgen Klopp had to field some difficult question in the aftermath of his side’s 2-2 draw with Bournemouth on Wednesday night, with the German’s decision to withdraw Philippe Coutinho with around 30 minutes to play and switch to a back three coinciding with the Cherries’ equalising goal.
The dropped points may not be catastrophic in the Reds’ top four hunt given Manchester City and Manchester United both missed out on wins, but there’s not doubt it was an opportunity missed by the Merseysiders, who fought back from 1-0 down only to throw away the victory with just minutes to play.
However, Klopp shouldn’t be dissuaded from using a 3-4-2-1 set-up once again vs. Stoke, especially with injuries having robbed him of key players such as Jordan Henderson, Adam Lallana and Sadio Mane. Here is the XI, using the above set-up, he could field at the Potters’ bet365 Stadium…