After a summer of endless rumours and speculation, Liverpool did manage to hold on to their star player Philip Coutinho even though he had submitted a transfer request. Many believe that the Brazilian will eventually be sold to Barcelona probably in the summer of 2018. Coutinho has not played for Liverpool this season so far after a so called “Back Injury” forced him out.
Liverpool’s attack has started the season emphatically with the front three of Mane-Firmino-Salah in devastating form. The last game against Man City can be considered a blip with Mane’s red card. But still they were the dominant side when the game had all the 22 players on the pitch. With Mane’s ban in the Premier League, Klopp has the option of fielding Coutinho in a left sided role but the bigger question to the German is where will play Coutinho when everyone including Lallana are available. Liverpool are stacked with in-form attackers at the moment and if you are a betting man, you should definitely place a bet on them scoring in every game. You can check out the odds on Liverpool and every other Premier League team at Premier league preview betting odds.
Liverpool Starting Lineup when the whole squad is available
The front 5 can be thrilling to watch and will rip teams apart on the counter with their speed and intelligence. But swapping Can and Wijnaldum for Coutinho and Lallana will put more pressure Henderson in the center of the park. Liverpool’s already wobbly defence needs more protection from midfield. But Klopp prefers his team always to be on the front foot with their pressing, so this formation might work. But with a long season ahead and with Champions League football, Klopp might opt for a more conservative approach or might even switch to a back three in order to fit in all of his attacking midfielders.