Jamie Carragher has waved aside Liverpool’s chances of winning a single trophy this season having failed to fix the loopholes in the team.
The manager might talk tough and positive of the new season but deep down Jurgen Klopp knows Liverpool are no match for Chelsea, Manchester City or even Manchester City in the race to win the Premier League.
And in Europe, they’re not better than PSG, Real Madrid or even the current reigning champions or the Manchester clubs.
Carragher feels this gap was created by Jurgen Klopp and those in charge of revamping the squad:
The attacking line is weak and vulnerable- Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Diojo Jota are the main goal scorers at Liverpool but soon, two of those attackers will be leaving. Salah and Mane will both be leaving for the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations in January.
When Salah and Mane leaves, Liverpool will have only Diojo Jota to depend on and them 3 other average attackers in Takumi Minamino, Divock Origi and Roberto Firmino whose best goal bet is- 10 goals in all competition.
The midfield lacks pace and dynamism- Jurgen Klopp will be crazy to think Harvey Elliot can fill the massive hole left by GIni Wijnaldum. The Dutch maestro is a world class player and no one including Klopp can undermine what he achieved at Liverpool.
Although, Klopp have Thiago Alcantara, Naby Keita, Curtis Jones and Oxlade Chamberlian but none of them can match the all round ability of Wijnaldum.
Reds lack creativity in midfield- Liverpool were wrong to sell Xherdan Shaqiri without adequately replacing the two times Champions league winner.
Shaqiri might be a Klopp’s favourite but what was schemer who could find the perfect pass and trade into a tight defense for the attacker to score. But with him gone, Liverpool no longer have a schemer who can open up defenses with a single incisive pass.
Now, all they do is shoot from any distance since the crosses from the box are no longer beating the defenders.