The Liverpool fans in the Transfer Tavern are still hopeful that Jurgen Klopp will be able to turn his team around this season…
The Reds have gone off the boil over the last few weeks, with the club now slipping behind in the Premier League title race.
Of course, it’s still early doors, and there is more than enough time for them to turn it around, but at present, things are not looking good for the club.
A number of factors have been intimated for Liverpool’s lack of form, with the defence proving to be a particular area of concern. Whilst that’s certainly true, Sky Sports pundit Stuart Pearce has a different point of view, instead pointing towards the Reds’ strikeforce as the main reason behind their struggles.
Speaking as part of Sky Sports’ Daily Show (via the Daily Star), Pearce has suggested that Liverpool should have taken a page out of Man Utd’s book over the summer.
Pearce said: “When you look at the array of talent they’ve got up front, their strike-force, or combination strike-force, is as good as anything in the league, within reason. But they’ve not got an individual at this moment in time who has looked clinical in front of goal, like Harry Kane, [Romelu] Lukaku”.
He added: “Liverpool are creating the chances which is a real plus, but they’re failing to hit the back of the net”.
This is, of course, an issue that Man Utd had last season. The Red Devils were struggling to score, and that eventually cost them in the Premier League. They acted upon that though, by spending big on a proven goalscorer in Romelu Lukaku. That is now paying dividends for them in the Premier League, with Mourinho’s team riding high.
Liverpool haven’t done that, and as Pearce says, this is what they’re lacking.
It’s tough to argue with this sentiment.
Whilst Liverpool have a number of forwards, none of them are really good enough, especially when compared to Lukaku or Harry Kane.
Daniel Sturridge is great on his day, but he has been a shadow of his former self under Jurgen Klopp. Roberto Firmino works hard, but he’s hardly lethal in front of goal. Meanwhile, Divock Origi has gone out on loan.
Klopp’s got big problems this season, and if he had followed Man Utd’s lead and signed a top forward, perhaps they’d be in a different place right now.
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