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Via Paul Joyce, the Express:
For Daniel, his best spot will be straight through the middle with his pace. His best position is as a central striker. I have said 4-3-3 will become richer because of the type of players we have. There is not one way to play 4-3-3. You can play one up, a floating No9 like Luis Suarez, with two wingers; you can have one like Daniel Sturridge central, two players in and around him narrow and with full-backs bombing on. The principles of your game are based on your players.
I spoke with Luis at length about it a number of times. This has been the plan for a few months. When he played at Ajax he played in behind as a No10, in between the lines, and he played as a reverse winger from the left side. So he wasn’t quite out wide; he was tucked in round the corner.
One of the biggest talking points remaining about the Liverpool team is how to fit in the biggest attacking talents that are now in the squad.
Suarez excelled as the false nine centrally pre-January, while Sturridge has looked excellent there at times since then. Coutinho has started wonderfully well on the left, but the midfield looks unbalanced when just two central players are holding the deeper positions behind all three of those players, with Stewart Downing on the right.
Rodgers' team rebuilding is not yet complete, and the summer should hold further insights into the direction Liverpool's attack takes.
Somehow the boss has to figure out how to get both Suarez and Sturridge into the team, without sacrificing quality and workrate in the middle, and by the looks of things, squeezing Coutinho in there too.
The principles of your game might be based on your players, but the boss is in charge of which players are brought in during the summer—and that in turn will determine how strong and flexible Liverpool are next season.