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Soccer Premier League

Liverpool Need to Stick with the 4-3-3

Liverpool

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Liverpool were a team that is led by a coach who believes in attacking soccer, but struggled to win games this past season. Finishing in seventh place is not the worst by any means, but a team of that caliber and history can do better.

Coach Brendan Rogers uses the 4-3-3 system, which has a four man defense with the wing backs pushing up the wings at time to assist the midfield and attacking wingers when need be. The three-man midfield is responsible for holding the ball and distributing up the wings or straight down the middle, while the attacking three need to use their pace and skill to create opportunities on goal.

With players like Daniel Agger, Steven Gerrard, Raheem Sterling, Daniel Sturridge and Luis Suarez, this club has the assets to win big games against almost any opposition. Agger is at the heart of the defense while Gerrard is the same in the mid three, whereas the latter three make up the front line.

New transfers such as Iago Aspas (striker) and Kolo Toure (defender) are only going to strengthen the weapons this team has. Under-20 Spanish international Suso is also a member of this team that can start or appear off the bench. He along with rising star Samed Yesil can possibly formulate the future of this club, as both are only 19 years of age.

The talent, fans, coach and overall desire is there, but even that is not enough. The team needs to dig deep down and find the same heart they had back in 2005 when they won the Champions League after being down 3-0 at half-time.

At Liverpool, they will never walk alone. They also will never win alone — they can only win as a team in unison.