Liverpool did not have a good weekend. The Reds were held at home by a defiant West Brom side, the hosts missing the chance to go five points clear at the top of the Premier League table. We just couldn’t break down the West Brom defence. The result showed why Liverpool need to upgrade on Divock Origi.
Liverpool held at home
We headed into the weekend game as strong favourites.
The Reds had just thrashed Crystal Palace 7-0 away from home and we were expecting them to repeat the feat.
Sam Allardyce had other plans, however.
The newly installed Baggies boss is known for setting a team up not to lose.
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Some call it parking the bus, some are disgusted by it, some find it repulsive to play such depressing, anti-football. Sadly, it gets results.
The visitors dug in deep and waited for a set piece opportunity, it came and they took their chance.
Liverpool need upgrade on Divock Origi
A look to the bench on Sunday evening was uninspiring to say the least.
The Reds were without a game changing attacker.
Top teams need a forward on the bench who will frighten opposition as he gets ready to come on.
We often see Man City with either Gabriel Jesus or Sergio Aguero.
Man United can bring on Edinson Cavani, whereas Chelsea have Olivier Giroud.
Liverpool simply have to upgrade on Divock Origi; the club legend signed for £10m back in 2014.
Sure, we have Diogo Jota, however the fact that he’s out for two months is reason enough to make sure we have more than just one backup forward.
Furthermore, we are likely to start with Diogo Jota in future.
The Reds need an imposing forward who can change the game from the bench. Someone to win a header when teams are digging in deep.
Liverpool need someone like Arkadiusz Milik.