Jamie Carragher has told Sky Sports that Liverpool duo Raheem Sterling and Philippe Coutinho need to score more goals.
Brazilian attacking midfielder Coutinho has scored just five goals in 32 appearances in the Premier League so far this season, while England international winger Sterling has found the target only seven times in 33 league matches.
Former Liverpool defender Carragher believes that both the youngsters need to add goals to their game, while underlining the importance of the Reds signing a new striker in the summer transfer window.
“When you think about it, Raheem Sterling and Philippe Coutinho need to add more goals to their game but in terms of what Liverpool need, especially with the news of Sturridge’s injury, they need a striker,” the 37-year-old told Sky Sports.
“They need a top striker to go with Divock Origi, who is coming in from Lille, and Sturridge when he comes back.”
Carragher’s opinion that Liverpool should sign a “top striker” in the summer transfer window will be shared by many.
With England international Daniel Sturridge struggling with injuries and Mario Balotelli and Rickie Lambert off-form, Liverpool do need someone who can score goals regularly.
The ‘return’ of Divock Origi will be a boost for Liverpool, but the Merseyside outfit need a striker who can be reliable to be fit and score goals throughout the campaign.
Carragher’s comments about the need for Sterling and Coutinho to score more goals are also valid, although with a striker who scores regularly, the duo would not be under ‘pressure’ to do so.
Sterling and Coutinho are players who create chances rather than tuck them away. While the former has created 70 chances, the latter has crafted 51 chances.