Liverpool are going to have to make some tough decisions this summer. Jürgen Klopp needs to revamp his squad with a host of players set to be sold and replaced with higher quality, more reliable stars. The front three is in dire need of a shake up. After a woeful season, Sadio Mane has five games to justify staying at Liverpool for next season.
Shake up needed
The Reds have struggled for goals since demolishing Crystal Palace 7-0 in December.
The thrashing in London gave fans hope that Liverpool would indeed retain the Premier League after a hit and miss start to the campaign.
It looks as though the side used up all of its composure and finishing ability in that one game.
Jürgen Klopp’s men have been found wanting in front of goal since the turn of the New Year.
There have been goalless games aplenty and scores of missed chances.
This weekend saw the Reds squander a ridiculous amount of opportunities, in the end this wastefulness came back to haunt the side with Newcastle United equalising with virtually the last kick of the game.
The tie was further evidence that we need to invest in a deadly finisher over the summer.
We need a forward to come in and spark some life into the front three, at the moment they are either complacent or plain out of ideas.
Regardless of what is going on, something has to change before next season.
Sadio Mane future at Liverpool
This season has been particularly disappointing for Sadio Mane.
The Senegal star has been miles off the pace with the past few months seeing his most underwhelming form since joining the club.
The winger squandered a host of chances against Newcastle United with one even seeing him fail to find the net when it appeared an easy tap in.
This season he’s netted just eight in the Premier League, last term he banged in 18.
When the Reds sign a forward over the summer as expected we will likely have to move on one of the current front three in order to make room for the incoming signing as well as funding the move.
On current form it is hard to justify keeping Sadio Mane at Liverpool.
With five games left in the Premier League, the forward has to use these five games to justify his spot in the side next season.
We can’t risk another wasteful campaign next time out.