John Barnes’ latest comments will have brought a smile on the face of every Liverpool ahead of the Reds’ impending clash with Arsenal.
The former Red used news of Jurgen Klopp’s decision to stick with a 4-2-3-1 (or 4-2-4) as an excuse to take a shot at the comparatively poorer work-rate of Manchester United’s front-four.
The Merseysiders have built an identity best characterised by the title of Pep Lijnders’ book ‘Intensity’ – a trait that made its return for an impressive 2-0 win over Rangers.
We’ll be hoping that a commitment to the same formation will continue to get the best out of this Liverpool side and engineer a return back into the top four spots as the weeks go by.
You can catch the clip below, courtesy of @SkySportsPL:
"The difference between this 4-2-4 and Man United's 4-2-4 is that the front four all work hard"
Will the changes to the Liverpool set up work against Arsenal? 🧐 pic.twitter.com/mTv9nmfTPZ
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) October 9, 2022