Liverpool could struggle in terms of goals, warns Jan Molby

Former Liverpool midfielder Jan Molby admits he is worried the Reds are lacking a goal threat ahead of the new season

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Jan Molby believes Liverpool may struggle to score goals this season, even with Reds striker Luis Suárez in their ranks.

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers signed forwards Luis Alberto and Iago Aspas earlier this summer to bolster the attacking options in his squad.

But the Northern Irishman missed out on targets such as Aremnia international Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Atletico Madrid playmaker Diego Costa.

And Molby is fearful Rodgers is relying on too much on youngsters, such as Raheem Sterling and Jordan Ibe, to chip in with goals this season.

“He managed to add to his squad in the early part of the transfer window, and did so pretty shrewdly and with minimum fuss,” Molby wrote in his Liverpool Echo column.

“But since then, he has been frustrated. Targets such as Kyriakos Papadopoulos, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Diego Costa have all been missed, and that will be a source of worry for the manager.

“Ignoring the Luis Suárez issue for now, I think Liverpool’s squad looks a little light in wide areas. And, in particular, in terms of goals.

“Stewart Downing was never prolific, especially at Liverpool, but he’s gone.

“That leaves Raheem Sterling and Jordon Ibe, assuming Rodgers wants Philippe Coutinho to play infield as the ‘No.10’. Will those two provide enough goals at this stage? I doubt it.”

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