- Aug 26, 2014
The recruited for bit is debateable, but the "started the season in" isnt. All of our early games were in our more familiar shape and we didnt roll out the 2 man midfield until Southampton in the middle of September. We then immediately returned to 4-3-3 for our next run of games and tended to only revert to 4-2-3-1 for games against sides we were expected to beat.We recruited for, and started the season in, 4231. Fekir would have been perfect to challenge for starts in 3 positions in that formation. In 433 he is a "maybe" as the most attacking 8 and a back up to Firmino in the false 9 (something Mane has/can do fine). I think Fekir/similar is no longer happening unless we revert back to 4231.