Liverpool are shy of quality in depth up top. We are short of competition in the final third and this was thoroughly exposed last season. Euro 2020 showed us that we got a key decision wrong last summer, Liverpool should’ve gone all out for Federico Chiesa.
Lack of depth up top
Liverpool are severely lacking in depth and competition in the final third.
The Reds don’t have enough quality in the squad to rest and rotate the front three.
For four years now Mo Salah and co have been unchallenged at the top end of the pitch.
Divock Origi and Xherdan Shaqiri have proven ineffective as backups and the pair are expected to move on this summer as a result.
Liverpool interest in Federico Chiesa
Last summer the Reds were linked with all and sundry, as we often are.
La Nazione reported that Liverpool were interested in Federico Chiesa.
Then at Fiorentina the young Italian winger was one of the most exciting and sought after young talents in Serie A.
Juventus snapped up the exciting starlet on a two-year loan deal which included the option to buy him for £36m.
Euro 2020 standout star
This summer’s European Championship was a showcase for the winger’s talents.
Chiesa was a standout performer for Italy on their way to glory.
Last night it was the Juve star who took up the mantle when his side were struggling to make inroads after going a goal down, frightening the English with his dangerous and direct running.
It was Chiesa who bent one past a helpless keeper to put his side ahead against Spain.
Throughout the tournament he evidenced his enormous potential, convincing fans far and wide that he is well on his way to being one of the best players in the world.
Liverpool made a mistake not snapping Chiesa up last summer. At just £36m he’ll go down as a bargain for Juve.