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How Premier League champions Liverpool could line up this season with the new midfielder signing Thiago Alcantara from Bayern Munich.
A deal worth up to £25million is now close – a cut-price fee made possible by the 30-year-old’s delicate contract situation.
So how might Thiago fit in?
Should that prove to be the case, Thiago’s arrival will only add to the competition in a well-stocked midfield department.
And it is in this context that Liverpool’s suspension of their pursuit for a fourth senior centre-back makes sense.
Fabinho’s minutes in the holding role are likely to be impacted by this latest signing, yet he will be offered another avenue into the team by his ability to play at the heart of defence.
A change of formation hinted at during Liverpool’s pre-season friendlies could also be helpful to the Brazilian, as well as his newest colleague.
Having stuck to a 4-3-3 formation for the majority of his Anfield tenure, Klopp has begun trying out a 4-2-3-1 of late.
Thiago looks an ideal fit to play alongside another holder in that line-up, dictating the play from deep as he has done so regularly for Bayern in recent years.
That would also open up the possibility of bringing an additional attacker into the fray, with Takumi Minamino a likely candidate after an impressive pre-season.
Of course it is difficult to predict what Klopp will do with such a wealth of options at his disposal, but it is no bad problem for any manager to have.
Possible line-up (4-2-3-1): Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Van Dijk, Robertson; Thiago, Henderson; Salah, Minamino, Mane; Firmino.