13 July 2007

Next Year's Roster

I’ve been trying to wrap my head around all the ways Liverpool will be able to line-up next season. It’s still an ongoing process; I feel fairly secure in saying that if you thought last year’s squad was chopped and changed with little rhyme or reason, next year’s going to be a tough one for you.

I haven’t been able to figure out a good way to graphically demonstrate the different formations Liverpool could go with, but I want to throw this up, just to get people thinking. Hopefully, it’ll help me as well seeing this written out.

2 players for each position may very well be a thing of the past with the depth of this squad and the versatility of all the players in the team.

If Liverpool gets into a rhythm, if the new players settle and everyone understands their role and the job asked of them, they will strike fear into the hearts of the opposition on a weekly basis. And I don’t say that lightly.

Strikers – Torres, Kuyt, Crouch, Voronin, (Babel)
CM – Gerrard, Alonso, Mascherano, Sissoko, Leiva
   DM – Alonso, Mascherano, Sissoko
   “Box to Box” – Gerrard, Sissoko, Leiva
LM – Babel, Kewell, Riise, Aurelio, (Voronin)
RM – Pennant, Gerrard, Benayoun
“In the Hole” – Kewell, Benayoun, Babel, Voronin, (Kuyt/Gerrard)
CB – Carragher, Agger, Hyypia, Paletta
LB – Riise, Insua, Arbeloa, Aurelio
RB – Finnan, Arbeloa
GK – Reina, Carson, Mihaylov

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