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Liverpool’s rotation show Jurgen Klopp has learnt from last season’s mistakes

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Liverpool’s rotation show Jurgen Klopp has learnt from last season’s mistakes

A second half of the season tail-off has become a common occurrence at Liverpool, but boss Jurgen Klopp finally appears to have learned from his past mistakes.

The German selected the likes of Dejan Lovren, Alberto Moreno and Adam Lallana in the line-up as part of a new policy for rotation, making limited changes as opposed to the wholesale rotations witnessed in the past.

Few expected Moreno to be involved given the ongoing speculation surrounding his future but the Spaniard played the full 90 minutes and rarely looked unsettled.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 27: Alberto Moreno of Liverpool and Bruno Ecuele Manga of Cardiff City during the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Cardiff City at Anfield on October 27, 2018 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt – AMA/Getty Images)

One other notable change was to see Trent Alexander-Arnold come back into the side, having dropped the teenager earlier on in the campaign as he looked to motivate the full-back.

 

Elsewhere, despite a fine midweek performance in the Champions League, there was no room for Xherdan Shaqiri. Again, this was a case of Klopp not wanting to push his men too far, too fast.

Having stuck to Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane in attack, there may be more changes in the weeks to come, but this certainly shows a change in approach from Klopp.

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