The imminent and not before time return of Daniel Sturridge leaves Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers with the welcome headache of reshuffling his attack.
Having won just 29 per cent of their 14 fixtures without the god-fearing hitman, parachuting him straight back into the starting lineup is a given.
But who will Rodgers play to compliment him and in what formation?
For the tactical brains trust at news.bwin.com/en/ the answer is clear, Liverpool must strap themselves in to the Delorean and go back to the future.
Sadly the goal filled past of 2013/14’s Luis Suarez-infused 4-3-3 is now forever ex-directory.
However, both the recipe and the ingredients of Liverpool’s 3-0 romp against Tottenham are all still about the Anfield pantry.
They employed a midfield diamond with two strikers at White Hart Lane in their widest margin success of the campaign.
Apart from aping the platform for the 2014/15 performance most redolent of last season’s mesmeric highs it also gleaned Mario Balotelli’s finest performance in a red shirt to date.
The Italian himself has suggested that he prefers to play with a strike partner and he should be granted the chance to attempt this with the livewire Sturridge.
One way in which our line-up differs from the one that bowled Spurs over is the subbing in Philippe Coutinho for Raheem Sterling, who has been struggling slightly for form of late.
The Brazilian, on the other hand, has been virtually bursting with industry and menace in recent starts and deserves a concerted run in the starting XI.
Liverpool’s next outing sees them return to the scene of the horror result that terrace wags have since dubbed ‘Crystanbul’, Selhurst Park.
Sturridge and friends are 4/5 to banish the ghosts of the 3-3 draw that effectively ended their Premier League title challenge late last season.
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