Rodgers to work on Liverpool’s attack
Liverpool coach Brendan Rodgers
The Reds are currently on tour in North America where they will face Toronto FC July 21st, Italian side AS Roma in Boston on July 25th and Tottenham Hotspur in Baltimore on July 28th.
Rodgers will look to use these matches to shape his attack before they play their first official match of the season, which will be their Europa League qualifier in August.
Last season Liverpool scored just 47 goals in 38 league games and only 24 goals at home, and Rodgers believes the system used has to suit the players involved.
“People talk about the goal-scoring last year. They talk about playing two strikers or one striker, but it’s about your players,” he told reporters.
“For a lot of last season the team played 4-4-2. People cry out about playing two strikers up front, yet everyone at the end of the season said we didn’t score enough.
“With 4-3-3 you play with three strikers, depending on the types they are – whether it’s one up and two wide or one up and two more narrow.”
Rodgers has bolstered his attack by signing striker Fabio Borini from Roma and is said to be in the market for more attack-minded players, with Fulham’s Clint Dempsey listed as the prime target.