Speaking on Match of the Day, Alan Shearer said that Liverpool’s all round goal threat makes them all the more dangerous.
Liverpool’s front four of Philippe Coutinho, Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino and Adam Lallana has racked up a total of 15 goals in 10 games and are showing no sign of slowing down any time soon.
While Liverpool may have one of the most potent attacking line-ups in the league, the fact that Jurgen Klopp has players in midfield and defence who are capable of popping up with a goal makes them all the more formidable. Emre Can, Dejan Lovren and Joel Matip were three of Liverpool’s four goalscorers against Crystal Palace and this all round goal threat is what makes Liverpool dangerous, according to Alan Shearer.
“They’ve got so many options. They play with a freedom,” Shearer told BBC One’s Match Of The Day at the weekend.
“I think Jurgen Klopp just says to his attacking players, ‘Go play where you want. Enjoy yourselves and have fun.’
“They’re all over the park with the three up front at the minute. They’re not stuck in any positions. They can have the ball short, long or into feet. They stretch teams. They all chip in and they’re all a goal threat.”
Liverpool will look to put their veritable goalscoring prowess to good effect when Watford visit Anfield in three days. Depending on results from games between Arsenal and Spurs and Man City and Middlesbrough, Liverpool can go top of the league on Sunday but at the moment, Klopp will be content for his side to keep pace with the league leaders with three points against the Hornets.