‘No front three is ever together for this long’: Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher insists the time has come for Jurgen Klopp to BREAK UP his famous attacking trio of Mo Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino after poor goal-scoring season
- Liverpool’s attacking line has been criticised for much of the season
- Only Mohamed Salah has continued to score at the same level of previous years
- Club icon Jamie Carragher thinks it is now time for change at Anfield
- Carragher highlights the unusual amount of time the trio have spent together
Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher has doubled down on his call for Jurgen Klopp to break up his prolific front three of Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino.
Carragher has stressed that his former club have struggled badly this season not just because of their defensive injuries, but because the front line haven’t been doing their job at the best of their abilities.
Speaking this week on Sky Sports, Carragher again voiced his opinion that Liverpool’s once-feared front line have spent a prolonged period of time together and have perhaps reached the end of a cycle.
Jamie Carragher feels the time has come for Liverpool’s front line to be chopped and changed
Carragher has highlighted how the front three have been together much longer than rivals
The former defender said: ‘People have talked about the forward line being out of form, but it’s been too long now for that [to be used as an argument].
‘People keep talking about Liverpool’s problems at centre back, but their biggest problem is at the other end of the pitch.
‘They’ve had the added bonus of Diogo Jota, who’s chipped in with a few goals, but I said this six months ago on Monday Night Football – the front three needed breaking up because no front three is ever together for this long.
‘When you look at other great attacking partnerships and front threes from the past, they last probably three years and then you move on. Liverpool’s have been together for probably four or five years so it does need breaking up in the summer.’
The struggles of Sadio Mane have summed up Liverpool’s blunt edge in front of goal this year
At present Salah has a mightily impressive 29-goals to his name this season, while Mane and Firmino have struggled in contrast.
Mane has just 13 strikes so far, while Firmino has provided a disappointing six.
Liverpool face bitter rivals Manchester United on Sunday, knowing three points are vital if they are to keep up a late charge for the top four.
Defeat to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side has the potential to see the Reds sit seven points outside the top four with four matches remaining, if other results go against them.
Liverpool are yet to win a match at Old Trafford under the reign of Jurgen Klopp, with four draws and two defeats from the six matches played there during his tenure.
Only Mo Salah and new boy Diogo Jota have looked consistently sharp for the Reds so far
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