The big Liverpool midfield puzzle has been solved when Naby Keita and Xherdan Shaqiri are waiting in the starting blocks

The big Liverpool midfield puzzle has been solved when Naby Keita and Xherdan Shaqiri are waiting in the starting blocks

Jurgen Klopp announced the news in Liverpool.

"It's probably the first time all midfielders, except Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, are fit, fitness and shape for Sunday."

After long debates and reflections on the current midfield setup of the Reds are the German coach almost all his tools available.

But what should the midfield look like?

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Of course, Klopp will be spinning until the new year, especially in the grueling start.

There will also be injuries, negligence, possibly even suspensions.

But with all his midfielders – Bar Oxlade-Chamberlain – finally back, what is his best midfield right now?

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Our authors have the floor.

"I am convinced that Keita will be a success"

There is no ideal midfield for Liverpool.

Jurgen Klopp has a true equestrian approach that has rarely been as obvious as this season.

That might explain why the Reds achieve results, but without the rhythm of the second half of the last semester.

The key to this was the midfield.

Gini Wijanldum in the final of the Champions League last season
Gini Wijanldum in the final of the Champions League last season

The litmus test is, of course, how Liverpool would compete in a big game. Let's assume that the Reds were back in the Champions League final this weekend, everyone is fit and the first three are as expected.

Jordan Henderson is there. As a skipper he has great experience and his absence is always noticed when he is not there.

Gini Wijnaldum is also there for his performances this season, while I'm still convinced that Naby Keita will be a success in Liverpool.

Ian Doyle's midfielder: Henderson, Wijnaldum, Keita

"Shaqiri gets the nod"

It can be said that newcomers Fabinho and Naby Keita are still adapting to Anfield, but Xherdan Shaqiri had no problem with Klopp's team when the Swiss playmaker is on the pitch.

For me, Liverpool is more of an attack threat when he plays and establishes the connection between the defense and the front line, so he gets the nod for a more permanent place.

There is no denying that Jordan Henderson has been sorely missed lately – he has suffered injury – so starting the club captain is a must for his industry and footballing brain. Now he is fully trained again.

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Three in midfield are certainly the best choice for the Reds, but whoever takes the last place raises a bit of difficulty.

It depends on James Milner and Gini Wijnaldum – both would bring the team with the attacking Shaqiri on the court a little balance. In fact, it might depend on who feels better in the run-up to the game, especially given the intense work they are putting in

The Englishman is the one I would pick in third midfield. This is related to his tireless readiness, foresight, the use of standard sentences and the ability to fill almost any position on the pitch.

Connor Dunn's midfield: Henderson, Milner, Shaqiri

Would Jordan Henderson be in midfield in Liverpool?
Would Jordan Henderson be in midfield in Liverpool?

"Keita is the key"

He has become, in a sense, almost the forgotten man in midfield of Liverpool.

In terms of the expected size and the many years of construction, it seems almost inconceivable that few have spoken out for the return of Naby Keita.

Yes, the start was slower than expected.

Yes, he has not yet made the most of his £ 52.75 million prize, not to mention the hype surrounding his signature.

See what Jürgen Klopp had to say HERE in the first leg to Fulham Clash

But many of the more complete midfield games from Liverpool have involved the Guineean. West Ham, Crystal Palace and Tottenham come to mind.

Ultimately, he is the only player who is truly capable of playing the advanced midfield role as Jürgen Klopp demands. Xherdan Shaqiri can do this in certain games, but Klopp's team selection against Tottenham, Chelsea, Manchester City and Arsenal suggests that this is not the biggest one.

Behind him was Jordan Henderson, but Gini Wijnaldum had the opportunity to either support him in a 4-2-3-1 or help Keita in a 4-3-3.

Despite his critics, Henderson is an important part of the midfield and can move across the field as required – forward, sideways and backward. He knows the system and the style and only gets a hint about Fabinho.

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As for Wijnaldum … how can you drop the Dutchman?

Do not fool yourself, James Milner, Xherdan Shaqiri and Fabinho will all have crucial roles.

Kristian Walsh's midfield: Henderson, Wijnaldum, Keita

"Do not let me down, Naby & # 39; s

The puzzle surrounding Liverpool's midfield is very difficult to solve.

Jürgen Klopp has a number of options, from proven lieutenants to signings that have not yet shown everything.

The answer is to find the right balance and I've tried that.

Jordan Henderson's presence makes Liverpool play at a faster pace, moving the ball faster and covering the ground more effectively – and that puts him in front of Fabinho for the time being. At least until the Brazilian keeps up with the pace in England.

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I think next to him it must be one of Gini Wijnaldum or James Milner – not both – and although both men were in shape this season, the Dutchman will shade them. Just. His physical presence and experience is another important ingredient in bringing this midfield together.

And how do we complete the trio? I will play and go with Naby Keita. The former Leipzig showed enough promise at the beginning of the season to convince me that there is a player there, and he gives Liverpool something in the middle of the park and drives to make room for the attack.

So there you are. Do not let me down, Naby.

Joe Rimmer's midfielder: Henderson, Wijnaldum, Keita

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