Liverpool have a lot of ground to make up next season. Jürgen Klopp’s side struggled last season due an unprecedented injury crisis. Despite calls for major investment Liverpool are reportedly not considering signing a forward. Fans are furious.
Liverpool title defence
Last season was a torrid one for the Reds.
Jürgen Klopp battled to a third place finish and nobody knows how he managed it.
Liverpool lost a string of key players for extended periods of the season.
Most obvious was the loss of the side’s starting centre back partnership.
Joe Gomez and Virgil van Dijk were ruled out for the season in autumn.
However, injuries weren’t the only issue for the Reds.
The attacking trio struggled with fatigue and this lack of intensity led to some lacklustre performances, confirming the need for greater quality in depth up top.
Liverpool not signing a forward
The need for a striker has fans excited speculating who could come in.
However, the Liverpool ECHO has reported that a forward isn’t on the agenda.
The outlet has claimed that the club are content with their current options and won’t be recruiting a striker, even if they sell off some fringe players.
This is hard to believe given the consistent reporting elsewhere claiming that a forward is high on the list of priorities.
Simon Hughes told The Athletic’s Red Agenda Podcast:
“From what I’ve been told, that’s something that Liverpool are looking at in the summer [signing an attacker], the one area they do want to improve on. I wouldn’t be surprised if they did find a buyer for (Divock) Origi and another forward came in.”
As a result we’re going to place faith in Michael Edwards to sort out a lethal finisher.
Twitter reacts to report
Fans have erupted on Twitter, furious with the suggestion that there won’t be any movement up top.
don't belive this for a minute yes we need sell to buy but there no way we will not buy attacking player now or in future— Lew Marsden (@lfc_lew_08) June 22, 2021
A long term Injury to Salah will cost us 20+ goals, and City looking at getting Kane, adding 20+ goals a season. Last season proved we never had the strength in depth to compete with City. This puts us further behind
— R (@RichieRocky7) June 22, 2021
Fsg have no intention of making it up to Liverpool fans , they couldn’t care less what fans think or want , major input in the squad is what we want , give us a big name , get us excited
— colin ❤️⚽️💙🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆 (@ColinScunner) June 22, 2021
If Salah was to get injured our hopes of even top 4 would be in the mud , This club needs another solid goal scorer incase salah ever gets injured just for us to get top 4
— FSG OUT| IFB (@realbennygpIayz) June 22, 2021
This is just embarrassing look at other squads investing, you need to invest to get bigger 😭 @LFC what’s happening to our club
— BeeCee (@beeceezm) June 22, 2021
This is Ridiculous, We need to sell Origi and Shaqiri and buy another good attacking players to Strength the Squad, the Competition will be very difficult next season.
— Ahmed Raafat (@raafatmusician) June 22, 2021