Liverpool need to add greater strength in depth this summer. The Reds have been stretched thin throughout this season and this has resulted in a slide down the table. Jürgen Klopp needs a new striker. Liverpool bidding for Tammy Abraham at Chelsea could be a smart move; Daniel Sturridge shows us why.
Goals dry up
The goals have dried up for Liverpool since the turn of the year.
The front three have been a shadow of their former selves.
As a result we need to start looking at how to bring the goals back.
First we must consider where they went – how did we become so impotent on the front foot?
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Injuries offer a simple explanation; the team has been stretched thin with players out of position.
This has led to disjointed build up play with fewer good chances created.
However, we must also consider the amount of chances going wasted by the front three.
The lads have been wasteful to say the least. We can likely chalk this up to fatigue.
Due to a lack of depth in the front line our attacking trio is rarely rested.
In turn we see the players looking lethargic and out of ideas. We need to sign a striker to add depth and competition.
Liverpool should consider Tammy Abraham
There is no telling just what approach the club will take this summer.
Michael Edwards could pursue a starting number 9 or he could opt for a young backup forward who can impress from the bench.
Liverpool should consider Tammy Abraham if they are looking for a player to mature from the bench whilst also pushing for a regular place.
The Chelsea star’s future is uncertain, he hasn’t played since the 20th of February.
The Mail has reported that Thomas Tuchel understands why the player is ‘worried’ about his future.
Daniel Sturridge precedent
Although Liverpool moving for Tammy Abraham may sound like an odd move there is something of a precedent to be considered.
Back in 2013 the Reds signed Daniel Sturridge from Chelsea.
The forward had fallen out of favour at Stamford Bridge after being a regular starter the campaign before.
Abraham is the same age now as Daniel Sturridge was when he made the move up to Merseyside.
The pair spent time at Chelsea as hotshot young forwards before finding themselves consigned to the bench.
Abraham scored 15 times for Chelsea in the league last season, the campaign before Sturridge joined the Reds he netted 11.
If it wasn’t for injuries then Sturridge could’ve been an all time great at Anfield; history shows us that Liverpool taking a punt on Tammy Abraham could be a smart move.