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How Liverpool Could Line-Up When Sturridge Alongside Balotelli Makes His Long-Awaited Return

This should excite Liverpool fans…

With Daniel Sturridge set to return from injury by the end of this month and expressing on his Instagram account his excitement at the prospect of lining-up alongside Mario Balotelli, we take a look at how manager Brendan Rodgers’ side could line-up with the two strikers up-front.

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Liverpool are likely to stick with the 3-4-3 formation, which has earned the Reds the most success this season, however if boss Rodgers wants a Sturridge and Balotelli forward partnership – here’s how they could do it:

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A Sturridge-Balotelli partnership would see the Reds change to a 4-3-1-2 formation  with Sterling playing the no. 10 role – and following a brief rest from play and a superb individual goal against Chelsea in the Capital One Cup, Sterling should be fired up to support the forwards.

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