Liverpool are currently at an all-time attacking low.
A lack of goals has particularly been paramount in the club’s minor downfall in the previous week with the Reds registering just four goals in their previous five matches.
In the space of 15 days, Liverpool have lost in the Champions League, the Premier League and now the FA Cup which has done little to alter their course in the league they prize above all, but has at least temporarily diminished the aura that surrounds them.
Divock Origi has become increasingly frustrating to watch in recent weeks. The Belgium international has so many attributes that a young attacker would dream of possessing but still hasn’t kicked on this season as expected.
Whether it’s a lack of confidence or momentum, man feel that Origi doesn’t back himself enough neiter does he appreciate just how good he can be. Having scored a collection of some of the club’s most iconic goals in its 127-year history it was hoped it would only propel the club-icon forward.
He even signed a new contract last summer that vindicated the club felt he had a bigger role to play following on from his Champions League heroics that transformed the fortunes of his Liverpool career.
However, for whatever unexplainable reason, it hasn’t happened for Origi this season. The former Lille star is still yet to score since his impressive brace in the Merseyside derby earlier in December. Against Chelsea, he was on the peripheral for the majority of proceedings and it was a welcomed sign for supporters when he was hooked for Roberto Firmino in the closing stages.
The drop-off in quality that currently exists between Liverpool’s front-three and the back-up options is currently astronomical.
That is why RB Leipzig’s Timo Werner has been persistently touted with a move to Anfield and is so high on the club’s transfer targets for this summer.
Both Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah are expected to miss at least of month of the 2020/21 campaign due to Africa Cup of Nations meaning Klopp needs better-attacking options in his Liverpool armoury.
Also, with Xherdan Shaqiri expected to depart following an injury-plagued season, the emphasis on Origi has been even greater and so far he hasn’t lived up to the required billing.