Pundit pinpoints what Liverpool are missing unlike title rivals
Jermaine Jenas says Liverpool are lacking a main man to lead their attack unlike their title rivals
Liverpool are lacking a focal point unlike their title rivals Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester United, according to Jermaine Jenas.
Jurgen Klopp has been content to deploy Roberto Firmino in a false number nine role when the Liverpool manager has had a full quota of players to choose from this season.
However, the Reds boss has been forced to rely on Divock Origi and Daniel Sturridge in recent weeks due to injuries and Sadio Mane’s participation at African Cup of Nations.
Arsenal have been using Alexis Sanchez up front this season, while Chelsea striker Diego Costa has netted 15 times in 20 games in the 2016-17 Premier League season.
Speaking to BT Sport’s FA Cup Tonight show, Jenas suggested that Klopp needs a lead forward to galvanise his attack after Liverpool’s recent run of results in all competitions.
“They’ve lost the fluidity they started the season with with Lallana, Mane, Firmino and Coutinho. They had this way of playing where don’t play with a striker,” Jenas said.
“I don’t know whether the teams have sussed them or they are tired. They haven’t got that go to striker that everyone else has got like Aguero, Kane or Ibrahimovic.”
Liverpool are in fourth place in the Premier League table and 10 points behind leaders Chelsea.
The Reds signed eight players in the summer transfer window.