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How will Liverpool going to play under Ruben Amorim if joined the club

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Xabi Alonso has confirmed that he will be staying at Bayer Leverkusen next season, ruling him out of the race to replace Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool.

The Reds are currently on the hunt for a new manager to take over this summer after Klopp announced that he will be stepping down at the end of the 2023-24 campaign something Football Transfers exclusively reported was a high possibility last year.

Alonso had identified as the dream candidate to take over at Anfield, given his impressive managerial record at Leverkusen and the fact he used to play at Liverpool, but he has withdrawn his name from contention.

The Spaniard revealed in a press conference ahead of Leverkusen’s Bundesliga clash against Wolfsburg: “I’m grateful to Bayer and the board, the players, the fans… I feel that this is the best way to continue together. I have also informed the players, it’s true.

Liverpool could sign Ruben Amorim next summer as their is no other option available

“My deadline was this week, it’s a matter of respect. Now everything is clear. I’m not gonna comment about Liverpool or Bayern. These are big clubs and I’ve strong links with them but I’m in the place where I want to be.”

“It’s not time to decide my future now, I want to develop at Bayer Leverkusen.”

As a result, Liverpool have turned their attention to Ruben Amorim and Roberto De Zerbi, as per The Times, as they search for the ideal manager to replace club legend Klopp.

If Amorim is selected, the Reds may be forced to undergo a formation tweak given his preference for a back three/five system. So how would Liverpool line up if they appoint Amorim this summer?

Alisson is arguably the best goalkeeper in the world and he will keep his place with Amorim in charge at Anfield. Amorim may alter his style to a back four if he joins Liverpool.

But he has always favoured a back three at Sporting and that could continue if he replaces Klopp. As a result, Virgil Van Dijk and Ibrahima Konate may be joined by Ousmane Diomande, Sporting’s current centre back star.

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