Thierry Henry warns Jurgen Klopp about tactics ahead of Liverpool FC v Everton

The Arsenal legend warns Jurgen Klopp about starting a makeshift Liverpool FC defence this weekend

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp Photo: The Sport Review

Thierry Henry has warned Jurgen Klopp that he can’t afford to tinker with his Liverpool FC defence for the visit of Everton in Sunday’s Merseyside derby.

The Reds are in a rich vein of form after a return of 12 goals in their last two games following a 5-1 win against Brighton and Hove Albion before Liverpool FC eased to a 7-0 Champions League victory over Spartak Moscow.

Klopp sprung a surprise at Brighton last weekend as the Liverpool FC boss started with midfielders Emre Can and Georginio Wijnaldum at centre-half in a back three alongside much-maligned Dejan Lovren.

Joe Gomez returned from illness to start at centre-half in Liverpool FC’s 7-0 win against Spartak as Trent Alexander-Arnold slotted in at right-back.

Cameroon international Joel Matip is sidelined until January with a thigh problem, leaving Klopp with Ragnar Klavan, Lovren and Gomez as his available centre-halve.

Alternatively, the Liverpool FC boss could return to Can and Wijnaldum as ball-playing centre-halves should he anticipate Sam Allardyce fielding a defensive Everton side.

Former Arsenal legend Henry warned Klopp about the perils of starting a makeshift defence for what promises to be a high-octane Merseyside derby at Anfield.

“I like Klopp playing Can and Wijnaldum either side of Lovren,” Henry told Sky Sports.

“They knew how to use the ball. It was brilliant. It is a different story [at Everton].”

Liverpool FC finished in fourth place in the Premier League table last term.

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