As Liverpool get into pre-season, there is plenty of intrigue surrounding what the team will look like in the new campaign.

Over the last nine years, Reds fans have become accustomed to knowing exactly what to expect from their team.

Jurgen Klopp’s tactics and the composition of his Liverpool team were generally known before each season, new signings permitting.

This year, with Arne Slot taking over, things look very different. The new head coach will likely implement his own ideas at the AXA Training Centre and will have an outside perspective on each player.

Two of the most interesting in this respect are Fabio Carvalho and Trent Alexander-Arnold.

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Fabio Carvalho delivers verdict on Trent Alexander-Arnold

There was a lot expected of Carvalho at Liverpool, but after failing to truly find his place at Anfield, he has fallen far down the pecking order.

Carvalho admitted that he “didn’t know what he was doing” tactically under Klopp, as the attacking midfielder struggled to adapt to the German’s system.

Hopefully things will improve for the 21-year-old this season and a fresh start will breathe new life into his Liverpool career.

For Alexander-Arnold, the picture is different but no less intriguing. The Liverpool academy graduate has been the subject of much discussion this summer after playing in midfield for England at the Euros.

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Despite the whole team playing poorly, Alexander-Arnold was, as Gary Lineker put it, “dumped” and sent off by manager Gareth Southgate.

There are growing calls for Trent to play against Switzerland on Saturday as the 25-year-old’s role in the national team continues to be controversial.

With his teammate’s stance being so popular in the country, Carvalho was asked to give his own take on the matter in an interview with Rising Ballers.

“He has to play there (in midfield)!” said the former Fulham youth player. “He’s got too much technique not to play there.” Carvalho also suggested he would pick Alexander-Arnold in midfield for Portugal.

Will Trent Alexander-Arnold play against Switzerland?

Some Liverpool fans may have long since given up on watching England play at this year’s European Championships.

Given that Alexander-Arnold started the tournament in Southgate’s starting line-up, there will certainly be plenty of excitement to see how the Scouser fares in midfield.

But after seeing the amount of criticism he has endured, including from former Arsenal player Emmanuel Petit who said Trent looked “lost”, Liverpool fans may have switched off.

However, ahead of Saturday’s quarter-final against Switzerland, they may be advised to turn their TVs back on.

The Times reports that England could opt to play with three defenders, with Kyle Walker moving to a three-man defence. That would certainly open the door for Trent to play in his normal position; right-back.

This may be a disappointment for the likes of Carvalho, but we still think it suits Alexander-Arnold better. He certainly has too much “tech” to be completely left out.

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