Pundit names three players causing Liverpool the most ‘problems’

January 6, 2021 0 By HearthstoneYarns

Steve Nicol thinks it’s “pretty clear” that the biggest “problems” for Liverpool are coming from their front three of Mo Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino.

Southampton striker Danny Ings put a dent in his former club’s Premier League title aspirations when he cleverly lobbed goalkeeper Alisson Becker to secure a 1-0 win on Monday night.

Liverpool enjoyed most of the possession at St Mary’s, but their first shot on target only came in the 75th minute as they failed to score for a second successive game.

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The reigning champions remain top of the table on goal difference from Manchester United but Nicol has huge concerns over the form of their front three.

Speaking to ESPN, former Liverpool defender Nicol said: “I think it’s pretty clear where the problems are. It’s up front. The front three are not producing, not delivering… they’re not even creating!

“Yes, at Newcastle they made opportunities but this Southampton game and the West Brom game, they never created anything. If you aren’t going to create, then you aren’t going to score goals.

“This is where Klopp comes into it as well and earns his corn. It’s all very well saying, this is wrong, this isn’t right – the fact is these three games we’re talking about, they’ve had over 70 per cent possession of the ball in every game.

“So it’s not a complete and utter shambles. The fact is Klopp now has to have a quiet word and a clever word with the front three.”