Liverpool are always seeking different ways to evolve as a team and continue to push forward and progress, be that on or off the pitch.

While that has been stunted slightly this season thanks to injuries, despite the additions of Thiago Alcantara and Diogo Jota, the idea was clearly there last summer and will be again this.

With players like Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez back from injury, there is reason to believe that Liverpool cannot reach their previous heights and contest for the Premier League title once again.

But how they choose to go about doing that will be the interesting thing.

Jurgen Klopp knows that his side are capable of winning the title in their usual 4-3-3 setup, and his full-backs are likely to go back to their usual standing with the rest of the team around them consistently available.

Andy Robertson and Trent Alexander-Arnold would also get more time to rest between games should Klopp have a fuller squad available to him, with Kostas Tsimikas and Neco Williams more likely to be fielded alongside first-choice centre-halves.

But there is another more drastic way for Liverpool to not only evolve and get more from their full-backs, but also to spring a tactical surprise on opponents who have had a few seasons to prepare for the Reds' game-plan.

As was discussed on the Analysing Anfield podcast, Liverpool have the tools at their disposal to explore the possibility of moving towards a back-three.

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"It suits teams that dominate the ball," said David Hughes.

"In the past, Liverpool were a team looking to go from front to back fairly quickly with the ball and their passing, but they are not allowed to do that anymore because of how deep teams sit in.

"It is often more about finding passing combinations to break sides down and that system does in many ways benefit that.

"You have Van Dijk and Gomez and you could put Fabinho in there but he is better as a central midfielder, so maybe you would need Alexander-Arnold in the back three, or one of the new centre-backs like Ozan Kabak.

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"Right wing-back could be someone like Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain if it wasn’t Trent, and then you have a really strong front three.

"When you lay the team out like that, it is an interesting concept and it could work if they want to try new things.

"We have seen with Chelsea how strong they have been under Thomas Tuchel - the philosophy is slightly different with him compared to Klopp, but it could be a way for Liverpool to evolve."

"Liverpool have never really been a back-three team and they have never explored it much," added Josh Williams.

"I wouldn’t mind seeing it but if they are to do it, I would like it to be really attacking.

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"I’d like the wing-back to be Oxlade-Chamberlain and a centre-back to be a central midfielder.

"Robertson is much more suited to being a wing-back than Trent because you become a lot more reliant on penetrative running and Trent is more technical and useful with ball progression.

"I would use Trent as a right-sided centre-back in a back-three, letting him play the line-breaking passes.

"But it is really interesting to think what might happen if, say, Tuchel was to take charge for a few matches."

A major part of the reason that Alexander-Arnold missed out on an England call last month was because there are other players more suited to the back three formation that Gareth Southgate prefers.

But it could be something for Liverpool, too, to think about moving forward, once their first-choice options have returned.