Liverpool continued their run of draws under new head coach Jurgen Klopp, and former Chelsea and Celtic star Craig Burley has told ESPN FC that he is playing Divock Origi upfront despite it being clear that the youngster is not good enough for the Reds.
Burley said: “Klopp needs more from his players. Origi upfront is raw, and is not good enough to lead the line for Liverpool.”
Origi has still yet to score his first Liverpool goal in seven appearances, but Klopp has no choice but to persist with the 20-year-old at this current moment in time.
Christian Benteke and Daniel Sturridge are still on the path back to full fitness, and whilst Origi is clearly trying his hardest, Burley’s statement is spot on.
The former Lille striker is clearly nowhere near the level required for the Premier League as of yet, and whilst he has shown potential to become a top flight level forward in the future, right now, Klopp needs to hope Sturridge and Benteke are back to fitness soon.
Scoring goals has been a real issue for the Merseyside club this season so far, and whilst there is quality in the attacking ranks at Anfield, Klopp needs to be able to name a consistent striker for a run of games to build the side around them.
Both Benteke and Sturridge will bring guaranteed goals for the Reds, and Klopp will be hoping that they are ready for Premier League action before too long, with the German boss keen to pick up his first Liverpool win in the coming weeks.