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Jurgen Klopp could change Liverpool system to accommodate the arrival of Bayern Munich’s Ryan Gravenberch

Sep 2, 2023 #Ryan gravenberch

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Jurgen Klopp could change his Liverpool system to accommodate the arrival of Bayern Munich’s Ryan Gravenberch in the same team as his new Liverpool signing.

On Transfer Day, Liverpool completed their $43m (£34m/£40m) move for Bayern Munich midfielder Ryan Gravenberch.

Gravenberch became the Reds’ fourth and final signing following previous deals for midfielders Alexis Mac Allister, Dominik Szoboszlai and Wataru Endō.


The 21-year-old Dutchman has signed a five-year contract with the Reds and is seen as a long-term deal, but it’s still interesting to think where he might fit in in the short term.

Gravenberch is mostly a number eight and it may be difficult to see him displacing Mac Allister and Szoboszlai.

He’s not a complete defensive midfielder either, so unless Jurgen Klopp tries to move him, he shouldn’t be considered an immediate replacement for Fabinho.

One of the reasons the Dutchman would be open to a move to Anfield was that his playing time at the Allianz Arena was limited – he started just three Bundesliga games last season and was named on the bench. first three games this year – so you can imagine Klopp has guaranteed him some game time.

One way the German can fit Gravenberch, Mac Allister and Szoboszlai into the same team is to change the system again.

He may be a little reluctant to do so again after the change he made in April (which saw Trent Alexander-Arnold move into midfield when Liverpool have the ball), but it could make for a very exciting midfield combination.

In theory, Gravenberch could operate in defensive midfield, as he did at Ajax, alongside Mac Allister, who played a similar role at Brighton.

There are no experts on the destructive side of the role either, but the hope is that the latest addition can improve that side of his game under his manager’s guidance.

Szoboszlai then acted in front of them and of course did his share of the dirty work almost as a number 10.

That would mean Endō would be relegated to the bench, but he might be better suited for a playmaking role in the team than a starting spot.

Stefan Bajčetić, Harvey Elliott, Curtis Jones and, if he is fit again, Thiago would give Liverpool enviable depth in a problem area.

Alexander-Arnold would return to a more traditional right-back role, while Andy Robertson, who has to sit in the back three in the current formation, would enjoy returning attacking license to the opposition.

Virgil van Dijk and Ibrahima Konaté are currently unavailable, the former suspended and the latter injured, but upon their return they are likely to be Liverpool’s best defensive partnership.

In form, Klopp’s best attack would be Mohamed Salah, Darwin Núñez and Luis Díaz.

The question now is whether Liverpool’s XI and their squad will be a dark horse in the Championship or whether they will have to settle for a top four finish.