3 Liverpool Players Whose Role Might Be Changed By Jurgen Klopp This Season

Liverpool might have lost their game against Chelsea in the International Champions Cup but they did have a few positives from the game. The Reds dominated possession and should have gotten a goal to finish with a credible draw but had to deal with the loss.

Preseason doesn’t really count for much except for getting the fitness back into the playing side. The team does have a lot of players for a range of positions and some stars might have to deal with a change in position and roles come the start of the season.

Jurgen Klopp is a smart manager and would like to use his players to their best ability and we look at three players whose roles will change under the German this season.

Jordan Henderson

The captain of the side actually spent more time off the field than on it and this could be one reason why his role in the side is changed. There have been rumblings that players like James Milner and Emre Can are in the running to be named the next captain of the side and even if that does not happen, Henderson would probably be relegated to the bench.

The midfield is known for his dynamic role in the side but he did play a few games on the right side of midfield and his endless running could be used to great effect not only to provide some bite in the attack but also help out the defence, especially Nathaniel Clyne.

Maybe the pressure of playing in the middle and having to create something for the side that has struggled ever since they sold Luis Suarez and maybe the best thing for Henderson would be to play out wide rather than through the middle.

Alberto Moreno

The Spanish left-back was one of the players that had an inconsistent season for the side and was seen as a weak link during a lot of their games. Moreno did actually do well in the attacking phase of the game but it was the defence that was lacking from the youngster.

Jurgen Klopp has been in the market for a left-back with the likes of Ben Chilwell and Jonas Hector being linked with a move to Merseyside and this could mean that Moreno actually plays as an attacking winger next season.

He is one of the fastest players in the team and is still young, he does remind many of John Arne Riise, who did start his career as a left midfielder and this could be the natural progression for the 24-year-old player.

Divock Origi

Another player who should probably get a lot more playing time is Divock Origi. The Belgian striker was often used as a substitute and later even became a starter when Daniel Sturridge was injured for a major chunk of last season.

The 21-year-old was often played out wide and he would cut in but he probably will be shifted to the centre of the attack and that would mean a lot more goals for the burly and quick striker.

Origi did manage 10 goals for the Reds and could be in line for more if he is seen as the main attacking threat for the Premier League side rather than the often injured Daniel Sturridge.

Written by Kevin Harrison

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