TalkSPORT pundit and ex-Aston Villa striker Gabriel Agbonlahor says Liverpool need to make new signings in January to remain in the Premier League title race.
A dramatic result at Molineux Stadium means that Liverpool have leapfrogged Chelsea in the table and are now just one point off the top spot, which is occupied by Manchester City.
Liverpool don’t have quality depth, says Agbonlahor
And with the title race set to be quite dramatic this season, Agbonlahor says Liverpool need to make January signings.
“I think that’s going to cost Liverpool the title [Mane and Salah leaving],” the talkSPORT pundit said.
“Losing them players for the amount of games they are away for.
“You can’t lose Salah and Mane for four to six games when you’ve got the likes of Chelsea and Manchester City who have got so much squad depth they can bring in quality players into their team.
“So for me they’ve got to [purchase players in January], they’ve got to.”
Klopp can be the difference in January
Jurgen Klopp is going to earn his salary in January as he will need to be creative and brave with his team selection in order to make it through the month without losing ground in the Premier League title race.
Mane and Salah will be in Cameroon for AFCON. Without them, the Reds aren’t as efficient but Liverpool have a number of players outside of the normal two that can contribute.
Agbonlahor continued: “You look at Jota, yes fantastic player but Firmino has injury worries, Origi when he starts, he’s not really the same player as when he comes on as a sub.
“So they’ve got problems there Liverpool and Jurgen Klopp might have someone lined-up already.”
Is the depth at Liverpool that bad?
I must say I disagree with the talkSPORT pundit on this one. Liverpool might not be able to bring Raheem Sterling or Riyad Mahrez into the squad from the fringes.
Yet Firmino, despite being injured, has more goals than Sterling. Liverpool will keep fighting until the very end and that will not change in January.
The hope is that the fringe attackers can come in and make a major impact. It is up to Jota, Origi, Firmino and Chamberlain to score the goals in January.