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The formation conundrum facing Jurgen Klopp and Liverpool

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4-3-3 or not 4-3-3? That is the question that has faced Jurgen Klopp in recent weeks as he has discarded his favoured formation with a 4-2-3-1 system taking its place.  Partly through necessity following injuries to the likes of Jordan Henderson, Naby Keita and James Milner and partly to get the best out of Mohamed Salah, the German’s tactical change has down the trick to breathe fresh life into the Reds’ campaign.  Admittedly that sounds ridiculous for a side that are still unbeaten in the Premier League, but a monster run of fixtures against some of the continent’s toughest sides left Liverpool below-par prior to the October international break.  Now heading into November off the back of three straight wins, squeezing past Huddersfield Town with a 1-0 victory before overpowering Red Star and Cardiff City 4-0 and 4-1 at Anfield respectively, Klopp’s men face their toughest test of the current batch of fixtures as they travel to in-form Arsenal.  With Henderson and Keita still ruled out, the Reds boss could be tempted to persist with 4-2-3-1 against the Gunners with the sensational Xherdan Shaqiri or lacklustre Adam Lallana, still finding his way back from injury, taking up the third position behind Salah alongside Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino.  But with Milner only featuring for 19 minutes in Liverpool’s last two games, the Reds vice-captain could be set for a recall should Klopp go for a more conservative approach against the in-form Gunners.  Unai Emery’s side are unbeaten from their last 13 matches in all competitions, with only a 2-2 draw against Crystal Palace last time out in the Premier League denying them 13 victories.  Boasting two of the Premier League's leading goalscorers in Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette, Arsenal have no problems scoring goals. It is at the other end of the field where they have their troubles, keeping just two Premier League clean sheets so far this season.  But Liverpool are no slouches in attack either, while their defence is greater than ever following the signings of Andy Robertson, Virgil van Dijk and Allison Becker in the last three transfer windows.  So what should Klopp do? Switch back to 4-3-3 or retain 4-2-3-1? We weigh up the pros and cons of both systems. 4-2-3-1 pros Works when wanting to control teams  Gini Wijnaldum is currently in the best form of his Liverpool career with the majority of his appearances coming in a holding midfield role.  Fielded alongside Fabinho in recent games, having the extra man sitting in midfield allows the Reds to control the play more in the middle while leaving the front four to do their business in attack, as well as giving both full-backs the opportunity to bomb forward without leaving Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez/Dejan Lovren/Joel Matip exposed. The best for summer signings  Xherdan Shaqiri and Fabinho have both caught the eye in recent weeks playing in the 4-2-3-1 formation.  With less defensive responsibility, the Swiss playmaker is able

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