Jurgen Klopp’s assistant Pep Lijnders has revealed the reasons why Mohamed Salah’s position and role on the pitch has been changed during this season.
Egypt international was team’s right forward during the entire 2017/18 campaign, however, Jurgen Klopp has already shifted to 4-2-3-1 from 4-3-3 in several matches of this season, and Salah has been given the role of central forward.
Lijnders told Goal (via Mirror): “First of all, Mo has the ability to create from the inside. That differentiates him from many others of his type. He’s a real goalscorer,”
“So, to have him in the last line as high as we can, with the speed he has, the goal threat he has, it makes it easier for us to create a freer role for Bobby.
“[It was important] that we could create a free player more easily, that we could find him in an easier way. From there, we would have better movements in there to attack their last line.
“For Mo, it’s really good to understand the game in that way, to be the point. For him it’s great. He’s closer to the goal, he can use his speed more, he’s more where we want him to be. That’s a natural development for him.” added Lijnders.
Liverpool are currently in Spain, as they continue preparation for Champions League Round of 16 match against Bayern Munich.