Jamie Carragher is of the opinion that Liverpool desperately needs to find another playmaker such as Philippe Coutinho.
Jamie Carragher believes that Liverpool are in need of another Philippe Coutinho in the squad. Also, he expects Jurgen Klopp to make some big moves during the summer transfer window.
The defending champions of the Premier League continue their battle to get a win after their recent loss to Chelsea. This marked their fifth consecutive defeat on their home turf in the top-flight.
With a win far from the reach of Liverpool, Carragher admits that the club needs to spend money on a creative midfielder, just like Coutinho.
The Reds legend told Sky Sports when asked what Liverpool requires: “Goals, massively. They don’t look like scoring. It’s not just the games in which they haven’t scored – you never even feel like the goals are coming. With 20 minutes to go, you don’t really feel like Liverpool are going to score a goal.”
“The front six at this moment are not looking dangerous enough and there’s no-one really out injured too much. You could say Fabinho and Jordan Henderson are missing in midfield but they’re more defensive players. That’s the real worry for me going forward – where the goals are going to come from next season.”
“Diogo Jota will help that – he looked sharp when he came on. But Liverpool need to do something big in the transfer market in terms of bringing someone in to score goals. It’ll be difficult for Liverpool to finish in the top four as Chelsea were really impressive – they’ve got a really top squad.”
“Klopp famously said that his pressing is better than any No.10, but when you look at Liverpool right now, they look like they need a No.10. They need that type of player as the pressing is not quite there.”
“Teams are coming to defend deep, and Liverpool haven’t got anyone between the lines to play that pass. They had Philippe Coutinho but he left so they built in other areas. But they need that type of player.”
“Without the pressing quality they had to help create chances, Liverpool haven’t got anyone who can make that final pass.”