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The Back-3 defense was created as a way to counter teams built around an orthodox 4-4-2. Using three Center Backs created four distinct advantages...
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Liverpool’s recruitment strategy has improved immensely after Jurgen Klopp joined as a manager. Under Brendan Rodgers it was a mixed bag but under Klopp, Liverpool clearly identity players who are suited to Klopp’s system and then negotiate deals for them. Even financially, Liverpool have bought players for much below their market value and sold them for profit. By reaching the Champions League final, Klopp has exceeded everyone’s expectations this season. Whether they win the final or not, Liverpool’s future under the German certainly looks very bright. With Naby Keita already signed, Liverpool need a couple more signings to challenge for the title next season.

 

 

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