DON’T COPY CHELSEA’S FORMATION, FORMER LIVERPOOL DEFENDER WARNS KLOPP

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Liverpool are in bad form at the moment, as Jurgen Klopp’s men have only won once in the last six league games. His team has also been ousted from the League Cup and have received heavy defeats from Manchester City and Tottenham this season.

The Merseyside outfit have conceded 16 goals in their opening nine games and are paying the price for their terrible defending.

This has led ESPN pundits Alejandro Moreno and Craig Burley to suggest Liverpool should play with three at the back, a formation which has brought success to Chelsea and Arsenal recently.

However pundit and former Reds defender Steve Nicol has warned not to employ the tactics that brought Chelsea success in the Premier League last season.

“I don’t have an answer (of what to do next),” Nicol said on ESPN.

“I heard the boys talking yesterday about maybe going to a back three, trying something like that.

“But for me, when you play with a back three, you have to have three reliable guys.

“Your two wing-backs, you want them going forward.

“The one reliable guy (Joel Matip) made a huge error as well at the weekend (against Tottenham).

“I’m not so sure, if you can’t defend with four, how are you going to defend better with three?”

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