In the past year or so we have seen our beloved Liverpool crowned Champions of Everything. The squad is loaded with talent and they are bossed by the best manager in the world. There is no need for drastic changes to be made to the side but we could do with some depth in key areas; up front is one area in particular that needs addressing. Before they sign a striker Liverpool need to decide whether they want cover for Roberto Firmino or a plan B.

Liverpool need to decide whether they want Roberto Firmino cover or a plan B.

Liverpool need to decide whether they want Roberto Firmino cover or a plan B. (Photo by LAURENCE GRIFFITHS/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Current options

At the minute the only strikers behind Roberto Firmino in the pecking order are Rhian Brewster and Divock Origi.

In the past couple of seasons Divock Origi has confounded Kopites. He has been consistently poor when afforded a chance and reliably brilliant when we need him to be.

When taking on weak opposition in insignificant games Origi has bored us to tears. In nail biting affairs he has come up with the goods.

Rhian Brewster on the other hand is unproven at Premier League level. With at least one of these strikers tipped to leave on loan this summer we could do with reinforcements.

Cover for Firmino

Before signing a backup striker Liverpool need to decide whether they want cover for Firmino or a plan B.

 

To cover Firmino a potential incoming forward would have to be accustomed to dropping deep and creating chances for teammates.

He would have to have an eye for a pass and be unselfish going forward, he would also, of course, have to be able to relentlessly when out of possession.

Plan B option

If we being in a plan B then we are looking more towards a target striker or a fast striker who hangs on the shoulder of the last man. With sides sitting deep against the Reds it could be handy to have a more imposing centre forward option if needed.

Divock Origi hasn’t been able to provide this target presence in the past couple of years.

The Reds boast some of the best crossers of a ball in the game, if we signed a target striker to aim at when teams set up a low block then we could really utilise Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andy Robertson’s pinpoint accuracy.

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