Jamie Carragher gushes over Liverpool’s attacking potential

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Liverpool crushed Manchester City 4-1 at the weekend.

Popular pundit Jamie Carragher lavished praise on Liverpool’s front three against Manchester City and highlighted how things are only going to get better under Jurgen Klopp, Sky Sports report.

The Reds were in scintillating form at the Etihad Stadium, with a front three of Philippe Coutinho, Adam Lallana and Roberto Firmino wreaking havoc against a dumbfounded City backline.

The movement was excellent, the energy and pressing were evident, but what is arguably most exciting for Liverpool supporters is the form being shown so early into Klopp’s tenure.

With performances expected to improve with time, Carragher admits what he has seen from Liverpool’s attacking display against City only bodes well for the future.

“The front three of Coutinho, Firmino and Adam Lallana were scintillating and they played very narrow. The two reasons for that, I think, was to stop Man City - when they were in possession - from playing balls into midfield and force them wide,” Carragher explained.

“We've spoken about the work of Klopp in terms of being organised and pressing. I think that was the first time we've seen the work of him offensively, what he can do and maybe the damage he can cause with his teams, and that's from working with those players for 10 days during the international break."

Liverpool’s front three against City, dubbed LFC by some supporters on social networking site Twitter, undoubtedly suits Klopp’s style of play in terms of movement and drive.

It is widely expected that those three are set to continue as the Reds’ front three for the foreseeable future, but one has to ask where that leaves summer signing Christian Benteke.

Much has been made over his style of play not coinciding with former boss Brendan Rodgers, and on reflection that opinion is arguably even truer in regards to Klopp.

The Belgium international has an abundance of qualities in strength, power and aerial ability, but with Klopp preferring a narrow attack, it’s difficult to envisage Benteke featuring on a regular basis.

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