Liverpool's Jurgen Klopp wary of 'different dynamic' Chelsea attack ahead of FA Cup final

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said Chelsea can easily come up with a “different dynamic” attack in the FA Cup final because of their attacking options.

Earlier, Paul Merson described Thomas Tuchel’s not having a preferred front three towards the end of the season as a “madness”.

Tuchel seems to know his best defence but often chops and changes at the other end of the pitch.

The Chelsea manager has named different front threes in the last three games, and it remains to be seen whether he will stick with the same players he used in the 3-0 win over Leeds United this week.

This, however, makes it difficult to prepare against Chelsea, according to Klopp.

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“Chelsea are a really, really well-coached team,” the Liverpool boss said in his press conference on Friday.

“They have an idea for all different areas of the game, that’s how it is.

“We have no idea how Thomas will set up, for example, they have so many different options in offensive areas.

“[Timo] Werner, [Hakim] Ziyech, and [Kai] Havertz didn’t start the last game.

“All three could start [on Saturday], for example, and it gives a completely different dynamic to [Mason] Mount, [Romelu] Lukaku, and [Christian] Pulisic.

“They can play with two strikers, one and two 10s. The only thing that’s clear is they defend with five in the last line.”

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The inconsistent performance of these forwards likely played a big part in Tuchel’s tendency to rotate his front three.

Although, the former Paris Saint-Germain manager also likes to use specific players for specific plans.

Werner, for example, may feature this weekend despite his poor form simply due to his having the pace to punish Liverpool’s high defensive line.

Lukaku, on the other hand, may find it difficult to compete against Liverpool centre-backs if Chelsea plan to use him as a lone striker.

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