Liverpool legend Robbie Fowler has named the two first team stars he feels need to step up and start scoring more goals for the side, as reported by the Liverpool Echo.
The former Anfield forward has defended Daniel Sturridge’s recent form and has suggested that he’s lost momentum after adrenaline got him through games when he initially returned to the starting line-up.
“What happens is when you first come back into the side, you get by on adrenalin. And then all of a sudden it just hits you. You are playing catch-up – there’s a momentum loss,” said Fowler.
“We need the Raheems to score, we need the Coutinhos to score – he’s obviously doing very well at the minute – we need other players as well.”
Raheem Sterling is under a little bit of pressure to start performing consistently over the rest of the season considering the situation surrounding his contract.
Sterling and Liverpool are thought to be at odds over the financial details of his new agreement, but Brendan Rodgers needs his attacking star to hit the back of the net regularly when he’s in the side and starting up front.
Coutinho has had a very good season and is always a goal threat playing in behind the main striker, whether that’s from a creative point of view or from the way he drifts into positions where he can score goals.
Sturridge is still a little way off his best form judged on past appearances and the club need to do everything possible to share the burden, which starts with key players stepping up and making a difference in attack.