Manchester United legend Paul Scholes believes that Liverpool’s big problem is scoring goals.
The former England international made his comments following the Reds’ exit from the Champions League on Tuesday.
Liverpool needed to win the Group B clash at Anfield, but they had to settle for a 1-1 draw, meaning that the Merseyside outfit will now play in the Europa League.
Brendan Rodgers’s side's performance against Basel left much to be desired, and Scholes has highlighted a key problem that the Premier League outfit are facing this season
“The big problem is scoring goals,” the 40-year-old told ITV Sport. “(Daniel) Sturridge is a massive miss, (Mario) Balotelli - they need to get him firing somehow… how, I don’t know, but they need to get him firing somehow.
“Rickie Lambert has played a lot of games in a short space of time and he did not really get much service tonight.”
The departure of Suarez to Barcelona in the summer transfer window has left a huge hole in Liverpool’s attack, and the absence of Daniel Sturridge since September has not helped their cause.
The problem is that manager Brendan Rodgers has still not found a way to compensate for their absence. With Mario Balotelli also injured at the moment, the onus has fallen on Rickie Lambert, who seems to be struggling despite getting playing time.
Liverpool have created chances, but their failure to take them have made cost them on many occasions.
The question is how Rodgers solves this problem.