Kevin Phillips outlines Sunderland’s biggest problem

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Sunderland are in danger of getting relegated to the Championship at the end of the season.

Kevin Phillips said on The Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show on talkSPORT on Friday morning (broadcast from 6am, November 4, 2016) that Sunderland’s biggest problem is that they did not add to their strikeforce in the summer transfer window.

Sunderland have picked up just two points from 10 Premier League matches so far this season.

The Black Cats are in serious danger of getting relegated to the Championship at the end of the season.

One of David Moyes’s side’s major weaknesses is that they do not have any proven goalscorer other than Jermain Defoe.

The 34-year-old is the main striker at Sunderland, and Phillips believes that the Black Cats should have signed another player in that position.

Derby assistant coach Kevin Phillips

“I think the biggest problem for me, and whenever I talk about Sunderland certainly at the beginning of the season, is they didn’t go and add to their strikeforce,” said former Sunderland striker Phillips on The Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show on talkSPORT on Friday morning (broadcast from 6am, November 4, 2016).

“They have got Jermain Defoe there, I think he is a wonderful striker, he scores goals for fun, but you can’t rely on him week in week out.”

Sunderland's Jermain Defoe

Sunderland have some good players, but the overall quality in their squad is not very good. The Black Cats are essentially a Championship side playing in the Premier League.

Perhaps signing three or four decent players in the January transfer window could help.

Sunderland will take on Bournemouth away from home at the Vitality Stadium in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon.

Sunderland's Jermain Defoe before the match

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