Liverpool trio Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino and Mo Salah are arguably the best front three in world football.
Harry Kewell has claimed that Liverpool need another striker to challenge their current front three as he suggested that the club should have gone out and bought Barcelona’s Antoine Griezmann.
In the summer, Griezmann made a £107 million switch from Atletico Madrid to the Nou Camp, with Barca putting a mammoth £717 million release clause in his contract [BBC Sport].
On their day, Liverpool have one of the best forward lines in the world, with false number nine, Bobby Firmino complementing his dazzling and powerful teammates, Sadio Mane and Mo Salah.
Speaking to The Debate on Sky Sports Football (23/10/2019 at 10:35 pm), Former Reds man, Kewell explained why Jurgen Klopp needs to add another striker to his squad.
“I think they need another striker,” Kewell told Sky Sports. “I know it sounds crazy because the front three are amazing but I think they need another to test the current front three.
“I have nothing against Origi, I think he’s a fantastic player and he does his part. He has scored some important goals and he’s been a fantastic squad player because the front three are a solid front three. I would love to see someone challenge that front three to really keep them on their game.
“Mane is one fire, at the moment, Salah has been, but he isn’t at the moment. Firmino, even though I think he does a lot of the dog work for Mane and Salah, he still doesn’t score [enough]. I think if they had someone up there – Are there players out there? Of course, there is. I would have loved to have seen Griezmann there. I think he would have been fantastic. I think he’s that type of player. But would you have been able to prize him away from without guaranteeing him a place?”
Liverpool’s starting XI is as good as anyone’s in world football, but it could be argued that Klopp is perhaps missing that squad strength.
But current results, both in Europe and especially in the Premier League, suggests that the club made the right call in not going out and splashing the cash once again during the summer.
Liverpool are looking as efficient as ever and if they can keep their main players fit then it will be hard to stop them from producing the goods once again.