Liverpool Scarves

Everton’s defence is now better at scoring goals than Liverpool’s attack.

Balotelli

The Reds have endured a tough season, and that is partly down to a lack of goalscorers.

Mario Balotelli, Daniel Sturridge, Rickie Lambert and Fabio Borini have just eight goals between them this term, less than the total netted by Everton’s defensive back-four.

That is a damning stat, and one that begs the question of whether Liverpool have the worst strike force in the Premier League?

It is certainly a viable question, as the goals have not been free flowing, although the injury to Sturridge has not helped.

Liverpool cannot now compete with the likes of Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester United in the goalscoring department, and so we have to look further down the table for a potential strike force that is worse.

Burnley may have low scoring strikers too, but they provide for their team in other areas. Leicester have Dave Nugent, Leonardo Ulloa and Jamie Vardy fairly consistently finding the back of the net, whilst QPR don’t have a great partnership but can call upon Charlie Austin.

Even Sunderland’s low scoring trio of Connor Wickham, Jermain Defoe and Steven Fletcher have netted more times than Liverpool’s forwards have.

For a collection of strikers to be as bad as Liverpool’s is incredibly strange, and begs the question of whether there are tactical or management issues behind the struggles.

Regardless, it certainly looks as if Liverpool might just have at the worst strikeforce in the Premier League.

Register for LIVERPOOL team updates

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch