Monday, October 18, 2021

3 ways Liverpool could line up with Robert Lewandowski and build team around striker

Jurgen Klopp has been credited with an interest in signing top marksman Robert Lewandowski from Bayern Munich having previously managed the Poland striker at rivals Borussia Dortmund.

Having guided Liverpool to Champions League and Premier League glory, Klopp has his eyes focused on battling for silverware once again and believes the acquisition of the 33-year-old would see his side challenge more convincingly.

Spanish outlet allege Klopp has identified Lewandowski as the man to take the Reds to the next level.

The report also claims the player would be keen on a move having worked under the German gaffer previously.

Liverpool are in need of attacking reinforcements having lost Xherdan Shaqiri to Lyon and Harry Wilson to Fulham in the summer transfer window.

The Reds also saw Harvey Elliott stretchered off with a dislocated ankle in Sunday’s Premier League match against Leeds United.

Klopp should be able to dip into his transfer kitty having seen only Ibrahima Konate arrive over the summer in a £36m move from RB Leipzig.

But how would Liverpool get the best out of Robert Lewandowski? Daily Star Sport takes a look at where the star striker would fit in at Anfield.

Starting XI: Alisson, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Ibrahima Konate, Virgil Van Dijk, Andy Robertson, Fabinho, Thiago, Jordan Henderson, Mo Salah, Robert Lewandowski, Sadio Mane.

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The most obvious place for a man who’s scored 304 goals in 335 games for Bayern Munich is at the focal point of the attack.

Re-uniting Lewandowski with his old teammate Thiago could prove to be a masterstroke from Klopp; the pair excelled whilst at Bayern Munich together, winning the Champions League in 2020.

Fabinho and Henderson keep the midfield solid giving the front four the licence to bomb forward and get creative.

When supported by Trent Alexander-Arnold or Andrew Robertson the Liverpool attack becomes frightening.

Starting XI: Alisson, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Ibrahima Konate, Virgil Van Dijk, Andy Robertson, Fabinho, Thiago, Jordan Henderson, Diogo Jota, Mo Salah, Robert Lewandowski.

Very rarely does Jurgen Klopp deviate from his beloved 4-3-3 formation but he has been known to use Mo Salah and Sadio Mane in a forward two on occasion.

With a more recognised striker on the books, the German manager could deploy Lewandowski alongside the PFA Fan’s Player of the Year.

Diogo Jota showcases his versatility in behind the two forwards to help initiate the high press Liverpool have been renowned for since Klopp’s arrival.

A narrow midfield also allows the two full-backs to bomb forward to an even greater extent.

Starting XI: Alisson, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Joel Matip, Virgil Van Dijk, Andy Robertson, Fabinho, Thiago, Jude Bellingham, Mo Salah, Robert Lewandowski, Sadio Mane.

Reverting back to the most likely formation with one obvious change sees Jude Bellingham replace Jordan Henderson in midfield.

Last week we brought you the exclusive report that Liverpool are firming up their interest in Bellingham with Jurgen Klopp prioritising the teenager as his No. 1 target for next summer.

A midfield three of Fabinho, Bellingham and Thiago playing through Salah, Mane and Lewandowski surely has the feel of a Premier League-winning side.
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