Steven Gerrard last night dropped a big hint that despite the win over Aberdeen using the more popular 4-2-3-1 formation, he may revert to diamond again against Kilmarnock at the weekend despite that formation’s clear inadequacy.
Speaking after the match, Gerrard appeared unsure on his best team or formation to face Steve Clarke’s side on Saturday, and admitted that is a decision yet to be taken.
“We obviously have to decide on a team and a formation for the weekend because it’s going to be a tough game at Kilmarnock, we’ve had a tough night here and we need to recover well.”
We must admit some slight confusion – despite the poor performances via the diamond, and the clear superiority of the 4-2-3-1, Gerrard seems a lot less sure about which formation he actually prefers.
True, it’s a different competition, and sometimes different systems can be deployed, but not usually at this stage and not usually against a side of the quality of Kilmarnock especially given how badly the diamond failed last time out at Rugby Park.
Of course there’s also the 4-3-3 but that formation appears to be getting used a lot less these days, so if Gerrard isn’t content with 4-2-3-1 for now, we do wonder just why not.