Divock Origi’s ankle injury may not have been as serious as we all thought, but it does raise the question to the amount of strikers we have in the squad.
Klopp has really done well in strengthening Liverpool’s midfield and defence. The past few seasons he has introduced us to players who would serve to improve the quality of the game: van Dijk, Alisson, Fabinho etc. Klopp has also improved the likes of Shaqiri, Oxlade-Chamberlain and Lallana, ensuring that we have enough depth to continue the momentum.
However, there is one element Klopp needs to work on: our strikers.
There is no doubt that Liverpool relies heavily on the magical front three, and why wouldn’t we? Salah, Mane and Firmino have contributed massively to the scoreline and will continue to do so in the future. But with competitions such as the Champions League, the FIFA Club World Cup and the Carabao all coming around, could fatigue kick-in?
Up to now, Liverpool have five solid strikers in the first team: Firmino, Salah, Mane, Origi and Brewster.
We already have the front three who play the majority of the games, but Origi and Brewster’s play has not been as consistent.
Origi plays best as a substitute striker- he’s the type of guy who can give new energy to a game, but preferably near the end when the opponents tired. However, Brewster has yet to make his Premier League so lacks the experience.
What we need to do is look for a new striker in the January transfer window.