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Opinion: Firmino injury once again highlights Liverpool’s lack of options up front

Opinion: Firmino injury once again highlights Liverpool’s lack of options up front

Liverpool got themselves back to the summit of the Premier League yesterday as Man City won the League Cup at Wembley.

A point was enough for the Reds to snatch back top spot, but in a game against an injury ravaged Man United, it will be a result a lot involved with Liverpool will be disappointed in.

Three first half injuries to United players threatened to completely ruin the hosts plans, but it was an injury to Liverpool’s own Roberto Firmino which proved to be the most telling of the game as the Brazilian left the field after only half an hour of play.

It was a bitter blow to Jurgen Klopp and his team, and once again highlighted the lack of quality the Reds have in the central striking position.

Daniel Sturrridge failed to impose himself on the game and it once again looks like the decison by Klopp not to take to the transfer marke in January to add some more qualitty to the ranks could come back to haunt him.

Of course, it is just one result and in the grand scheme 0-0 at Old Trafford is not too bad a result, but it showed the flaws in the depth of the squad which could cost them the title.

Rivals Man City will be looking on with gentle smirks on their faces after seeing the result and performance, and in a title race what could go down to the wire, it looks like City are the ones coming into their own at the right stage of the season.

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