Buy attackers to avoid drop off
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.”