Just what has happened to Liverpool’s attack?!

The Reds have been giving defenders nightmares in recent years, rolling out the devastating front three of Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane.

Now though, the trio look short of a spark, a little short of ideas and certainly short of goals as Liverpool go through something of a sticky spell.

Assessing Liverpool’s title chances after dull Manchester United draw

Assessing Liverpool’s title chances after dull Manchester United draw

Sunday’s 0-0 draw with Manchester United means Liverpool have gone three league games without a goal, and have scored just once in the last four outings.

Jurgen Klopp must be scratching his head seeking answers, and it just seems like Liverpool are missing a spark going forward; their famous front three need a jolt.

Fortunately, one may be coming very soon. Liverpool are clearly missing Diogo Jota, with the Portuguese attacker currently out with a knee injury sustained in December.

Jota was the breath of fresh air Liverpool needed; the summer signing from Wolves hit an astonishing nine goals in 15 games for the Reds before suffering his injury, giving Klopp exactly what he needed.

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The 24-year-old provided a goal threat no matter where he played, no matter whether he started or came on as a substitute, just easing the pressure on Salah, Mane and Firmino and giving them a little less attention.

Sunday’s game was where Jota was needed. It wasn’t working for Salah, Mane and Firmino, but Klopp was forced to turn to Divock Origi with Jota out – hardly the same threat level going forward.

The Athletic report that Jota is expected back at the start of February, meaning he is just weeks away from returning to save Liverpool’s attack.

Hang tight Liverpool fans – Jota will be back soon, and he will hopefully bring some goals with him as Klopp attempts to find a solution going forward.


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