Brendan Rodgers’ three favourite formations with Nathaniel Clyne & Roberto Firmino

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There hasn’t been this much excitement surrounding a Liverpool transfer window for quite some time. Nathaniel Clyne made his move to Anfield official on Wednesday, becoming our sixth summer signing and our second major expenditure following Roberto Firmino, with the pair costing more than £40m.

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The two signings have given Brendan Rodgers endless possibilities for his startling line-up so, in the list below, we’ve taken a look at his three favoured formations and worked out how our new additions will come into play.

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This is the formation that we finished last season with and is arguably the one we’re most likely to start next season with. Clyne and Moreno will be encouraged to get forward from their full-back positions but they won’t be quite as advanced as they would be if they were playing as wing-backs.

We’ve included Emre Can in the holding midfield role and it will be his job to cover either of his teammates’ runs forward. Joe Allen and Lucas Leiva are other options here. James Milner and Jordan Henderson complete the midfield. It will be their job to track both forward and back and provide the team with an engine room through which everything else goes.

Roberto Firmino and Philippe Coutinho provide the excitement and the creativity behind our central striker, who will preferably be Daniel Sturridge. Adam Lallana, Jordon Ibe, Lazar Markovic, Danny Ings, Divock Origi and maybe even Raheem Sterling will also be hoping to prove that they deserve a place in that exceptional front three.

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