Nothing too special here folks, just an observation of Rafa's slight alteration to Liverpool's 4-2-3-1 formation.

Before this week began Liverpool had not scored more than two goals in a league game since September 2009 (against Hull City) and had not scored more than one goal in a European tie at Anfield this season.

All be it a slight tweak, the subtle change has given Liverpool a great deal more going forward. In essence, the starting position of both Aquilani and Lucas was deep, alongside midfield partner Javier Mascherano. But instead of sitting in alongside the Argentine both Aquilani and Lucas have been given licence to get forward and support the attack, which has given the Reds more options going forward.

Liverpool's game against Lille highlighted the fact that Lucas Leiva does possess attacking qualities. People who have read about his time in Brazil will know he was known as a box-to-box player who could provide a killer pass or even a goal. His run into the Lille penalty area for Liverpool's first goal was something Reds fans have yet to see from the Brazilian.

Aquilani(also known as a box-to-box type player), certainly revelled in this freer role. Before Monday, the Italian had almost exclusively been used in the disciplined holding role, which as of now, doesn't seem to suit him.

Rafa's tweak has brought two good results but the trip to Old Trafford will provide Benitez with an even greater tactical battle.