Buy at­tack­ers to avoid drop off

Fiji Sun - - SPORTS - Lon­don Evening Stan­dard

Lon­don: Liv­er­pool must im­prove their at­tack­ing op­tions next season to avoid a ‘drop off’ when their star play­ers are un­avail­able, says Jamie Car­ragher.

The Reds re­turned to Premier League ac­tion for the first time in three months yes­ter­day due to the coro­n­avirus pan­demic with a Mersey­side derby clash against Everton at Good­i­son Park with­out spec­ta­tors. Mo­hamed Salah started on the bench due to con­cerns over his fit­ness and Jur­gen Klopp watched his side play out a drab goal­less draw with­out the Egyp­tian in the side, with Takumi Mi­namino went off at half­time.

De­spite dom­i­nat­ing pos­ses­sion for long pe­ri­ods in the game, they failed to break down a res­o­lute Everton back­line.

Car­ragher, work­ing as a pun­dit for Sky Sports, be­lieves Klopp must plan to strengthen his at­tack ahead of next season with doubts over Mi­namino and Divock Origi’s abil­ity to deputise.

“The front three are as good as any­one in Europe but when­ever one of them is out, there is a mas­sive drop off,” Car­ragher said.

“When Liv­er­pool dropped points at Manch­ester United, Salah wasn’t play­ing. That’s why Liv­er­pool needs to strengthen the front three.”

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