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Liverpool FC: 5 Formations the Reds Could Use Under Kenny Dalglish This Season

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(Bleacher Report) Last season, Kenny Dalglish fiddled with the Reds lineup at different times as he began to learn the strengths and weaknesses of the players on his new team. Some worked, some did not, but most all showed some promise.

This year, Dalglish has an even larger assortment of players to choose from at the moment with his new signings. Jordan Henderson, Charlie Adam, and Stewart Downing are all expected to have some affect on what the King will use this season. The addition of Alexander Doni also will ease the worry of an injury ever sidelining Pepe Reina.

Another key factor is the return of Steven Gerrard. Dalglish spent the majority of his time in the hot seat last season without his talisman, and a fully fit Gerrard adds more to the Liverpool lineup than many give him credit for. He has the ability to lift the team and his own play to incredible heights—see his second half hat-trick against Napoli last season as an example.

Along with the return of Stevie G is the return of on-loan midfielder Alberto Aquilani. The Roman born and AS Roma-developed 27-year-old has already impressed in preseason and could make a case for himself to remain on Merseyside.

All in all, there are likely to be at least one to two more signings to take into account but, for now, the majority of next season’s squad can be guesstimated. With that in mind, here are five possible formations that the Scottish legend might utilize as the Reds attempt to storm the League, FA Cup and League Cup en route to a return to European action……Clich here to start the Slideshow

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About thomasatzenhoffer

Thomas is a freelance sports writer and blogger from Greenville, South Carolina. He maintains The Daily Atz on Facebook, and you can follow him on twitter@thedailyatz for news from Liverpool FC, and the world of soccer. He is a Bleacher Report Featured Columnist on Liverpool FC and World Football and publishes daily throughout the week on rumors, speculation, match previews, analysis, and special interest pieces. His education and life experiences have helped him to get to where he is today, along with his amazingly supportive fiance. Thomas holds a bachelors of science in both History and Entrepreneurial Business from Western Carolina University. Adding to his writing topics and experience he has also consulted on many green energy and business development projects, and writes articles for the HVAC, alternative energy and business fields.


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