Darren Fletcher believes the pressure on Liverpool’s front three to score goals and deliver in games will continue to grow the longer they go without scoring.
After Liverpool failed to win a game for the third match in a row, there are fears over the form of Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah as neither are yet to show that they are close to the level shown last season.
Salah has had the spotlight shone on him the most given the dizzying heights he reached last season while his two strike partners are beginning to worry fans and prompt questions from analysts and pundits.
Former Manchester United midfielder Darren Fletcher does believe that the pressure on the trio is growing but that Klopp won’t be making any hasty moves with three players that were so good for him last season.
When asked if Xherdan Shaqiri and Daniel Sturridge could now be eyeing a starting role at Anfield, Fletcher replied: “It’s a little bit early for that just yet.
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“It’s going to be very difficult for [Salah, Mane and Firmino] to repeat that feat that they did last season. I still expect them to score plenty of goals. It’s a little bit early for that.
“But they do have pressure on them now, they do have replacements that they maybe didn’t have last year – Sturridge is fit. You know, he looks sharp. Shaqiri has brought something to the table as well.
“They’ve got a bench that, if it keeps to continue, that are definitely going to put Salah and Mane and Firmino under a little bit of pressure. But they were a massive part of Liverpool’s success so it’s a little bit early for that.”