John Aldridge explains why Liverpool's forward options can help correct their home form

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Aldridge has claimed that different types of forwards could help the Reds succeed in front of their own fans.

Former Liverpool striker John Aldridge has indicated in his Liverpool Echo column that the Reds' forward options could be the catalyst to sorting out their home form. 

Since Jurgen Klopp's arrival on Merseyside, the Reds have picked up two big results away from home with victories at the homes of last season's top two in Chelsea and Manchester City, but are struggling to find their feet at home, with the Reds just managing one win from four games at Anfield under their boss so far.

Only once this season have Liverpool managed to score more than once in a game at Anfield - during a 3-2 win over Aston Villa - which could be why they have drawn so many games and failed to get the win they need. 

Aldridge, however, has been talking up the forward options, writing in his Liverpool Echo column: "Teams come to Anfield and set up differently, they sit back and get men behind the ball. But Jurgen Klopp can find the solution and he’s got options now.

"He can play Firmino up front, he can bring Benteke back, he can play Sturridge when he’s fully fit again. With Sturridge he’s got something different to offer with his movement and his finishing, Benteke is different again.

"He’s a very clever manager Jurgen Klopp and he will know what he’s got to do."

Several people have commented on the declining numbers on the Reds' injury list may be a great help for them to find the kind of form they want at home. 

Firmino has operated up front in the wins against Chelsea and Manchester City and it has been clearly part of a game plan from Klopp, but against sides who will have started the game expected to take the initiative to the Reds. So for games like the midweek clash against Bordeaux, and the following league encounter against Swansea City, the Brazilian may well be playing a deeper role.

It will be interesting to see the role that's found for Daniel Sturridge in the coming weeks. As he gets fitter will he be starting alongside Benteke, or will Klopp keep one of them in reserve in order to mix things up in the latter stages of games?

Klopp certainly has players at his disposal to mix things up, it's just whether he can do it to good effect, and especially in the case of Sturridge, whether they can stay fit. 

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