Liverpool have ‘incredible’ depth in attacking positions, as shown by their substitutes bench against Aston Villa.

There was some debate over who would lead the line for Liverpool on Sunday. But after his two goals the previous week, Darwin Nunez eventually got the nod.

And speaking on the Monday Night Club last night, BBC pundit Chris Sutton said Nunez starting only highlighted the quality options Liverpool have right now.

Chris Sutton

“It was interesting looking at their forward line at the weekend,” said the former striker.

“When Nunez started, the bench is incredible really. The fact that they can bring on [Diogo] Jota and [Cody] Gakpo.”

Liverpool stacked up top

With question marks persisting over their defence, and the new midfield still settling in, it’s a good job Liverpool are sorted up-front.

And sorted they certainly are. It’s arguable that any club has a better set of forward options in world football than the Reds right now.

The beauty of it is that each player gives Liverpool something different, too. On Sunday, the pace and direct running of Nunez caused the Villa defence all sorts of problems. The Uruguayan had a had in two goals and could have scored two more himself.

Chris Sutton
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But in other games, it’ll be Gakpo’s intelligence between the lines or Jota’s pure finishing ability which are more needed.

With Mohamed Salah on the right and Luis Diaz on the left, any combination has the look of one which can do real damage. Only Gakpo is yet to score this season, and we’re only four games in.

As the midfield becomes more sure of itself and Virgil van Dijk and Ibrahima Konate return to the defence, Liverpool are looking good.

It’ll be interesting to see if Nunez did enough to keep the shirt for the Reds next game – a week on Saturday against Wolves. But with neither Gakpo nor Jota setting the field alight after coming on, we think he may well do. Either way, Liverpool will be a threat.

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