Liverpool have a gruelling month ahead. The Reds have a bag full of games to play during December, jetting around the world to play them. The front three will likely be tested to the limit during the period. With this in mind, Jamie Carragher has urged Jürgen Klopp to make a January signing.
Speaking to Viasport the Anfield legend said:
“I think Liverpool still lack one player which is an attacking player to really support the front three and almost make it like a front four. At the moment there’s still a big difference when one of the front three don’t play. We saw that at the weekend again when Salah was out – that time Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain played in the front three and that didn’t work. We’ve seen Origi that doesn’t work. I would like to see an attacking player come in someone with a bit more quality, maybe someone who could help them in the coming months going forward.”
What RTK has to say
Jamie Carragher urging Jürgen Klopp to make January signing is a bit surprising. Whilst the Reds are clearly lacking depth and a plan B up top, a move mid season is unlikely.
With so much still up in the air financially at Anfield due to the impending kit deal with Nike, it would be a shock to see any major arrivals in the winter window.
However, Carra does have a point: we need reinforcements. At the minute we are relying heavily on our front three to be able to do it all on their own. These players need rest, they need also need support in the form of a plan B option.
The game against Napoli was evidence that if we come up against a strong, well organised, tall defence, we can find it extremely difficult to break down. A January arrival would be welcome but is highly unlikely.