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Shaqiri: Klopp needs to change system for Liverpool turnaround

Former Liverpool star Xherdan Shaqiri has urged coach Jurgen Klopp to change his team's formation.

The Swiss star does not believe the Reds can succeed with Klopp's typical 4-3-3 formation with their existing squad.

Liverpool are having a tough season, as they are out of the domestic cups, adrift in the Premier League, and likely to lose out to Real Madrid in the Champions League round of 16.

“This is a normal process in football that can happen," he told reporters in the United States.

“Especially this season, you can see that Liverpool is maybe not in their best form. They are struggling a bit with performances.

“I'm a bit far now from what's going on there so it's a bit difficult. I see just maybe they are playing the same football many years, and the other teams are getting better, too.

“So they analyze the team and probably they need, maybe, to change their formation sometimes, because I think Liverpool didn't play many, many formations, and they played a long time with the same formation.

“Yeah, maybe they (opposing teams) now know how to play against Liverpool, and this was the same with Barcelona with the tiki-taka. Every football at one time, you know, they (learned) how to play against it.

“So maybe they have to change a bit. But I am too far, like I said before, to say my opinion because I am now gone from there and I don't know what really happens there at the moment.

“But I'm pretty sure Jurgen [Klopp] is going to turn this around, and they know what they are doing and I'm pretty sure as soon as possible they are going to be back at the top."

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