Gary Lineker has had his say on what’s going wrong for Liverpool after yet another Premier League defeat today.
The Reds followed up wins over Manchester City and West Ham with a pathetic performance against Nottingham Forest on Saturday afternoon.
Deservedly beaten by a goal from former Liverpool striker Taiwo Awoniyi, Jurgen Klopp’s side were poor from start to finish.
And reacting on Twitter, Lineker suggested that the Reds lack of depth is causing them trouble.
“That’s a spectacular result for NFFC. Liverpool’s slight lack of depth in their squad proving problematical at present,” wrote the Match of the Day presenter.
Liverpool on their last legs already
To be fair to Liverpool, they do have a real spate of injuries to contend with. After losing the likes of Joel Matip, Ibrahima Konate, Luis Diaz and Diogo Jota, Thiago and Darwin Nunez were ruled out pre-match, too.
Any team would miss that kind of list of players. But this isn’t something new for Liverpool, they have to be prepared for it.
Unfortunately, they weren’t. The Reds threat going forward was non-existent. It was the kind of stodgy display we’ve come to expect, especially away from home, this season.
The likes of Harvey Elliott and Fabio Carvalho probably aren’t good enough, yet. Elliott has played in every single game this season, while Carvalho has now started two in a row.
These are excellent young players, no doubt about that. But 11 games into a new season, Liverpool shouldn’t be relying on a nineteen and 20-year-old to carry their attacking threat.
It doesn’t help when Mohamed Salah puts in an absolute stinker, as he did today. The Reds need more from their talisman when others are out.
Salah can’t do it all himself, and he didn’t have much help today, but for such a celebrated player, his output hasn’t been good enough.
Things don’t get easier for Liverpool as they head to Amsterdam to face Ajax on Wednesday. A point will see them into the Champions League knockout stages. Get in and out with something and no more injuries, please.
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