- Sep 25, 2012
Mane, Firmino or Salah could play AM in a 4231 or as a ten in a 2-1 three man midfield or tip of diamond in 442. They're not likely too mostly because we dont have enough forwards.Another aspect is a midfielder can cover for a forward/ defensive position. And most of our midfielders can either play further forward or cover for the back line as emergency option.
Milner - FB and as AM if we play 2 forwards
Fabinho - FB/ CB
Gini - CF/ CB although only a game or so. Attacking midfielder if we play 2 Forwards
Hendo - can play behind as RB, and as AM if we play 2 Forwards
Keita - LF
Ox - RF/ LF
We however can never play Salah, Mane or Origi in any of the positions other than front 3.
So IMO a player in mould of Coutinho could definitely be considered ( I am considering him more of a MF than an attacker for fourth option) but a fourth attacker in mould of Mane or so is difficult option to add.