‘I’m disappointed they don’t buy another striker’: Graeme Souness hopes Premier League champions Liverpool are not ‘living to be sorry’, not a quality-boosting attack to support front three
Liverpool legend Graeme Souness has urged Premier League champions to sign a new striker to increase their attack capabilities.
Mohamed Salah, Divock Origi and Sadio Mane started when Jurgen Klopp’s side scored in the 71st minute in a 2-0 win against relegation fighters Aston Villa at Anfield on Sunday.
Origi was replaced after one hour by regular starter Roberto Firmino and Souness believes that the Belgian attacker lacks the potential of the three established Liverpool attackers.
Graeme Souness thinks Divock Origi (right) lacks the quality of his fellow Liverpool strikers
“If you don’t play one of those three, it’s a decent loss for Origi,” he told Sky Sports. “Maybe they will regret it.
“I’m disappointed they don’t buy another striker. I hope they find someone to fill the gap if any of those three don’t play. Firmino connects everything from front to back and we miss that tonight. ‘
Villa, who is third in the Premier League, held out until Mane broke the deadlock in a largely understated display by the hosts.
19-year-old midfielder Curtis Jones scored second in the 89th minute, four minutes after coming on as a substitute.
Souness discussed their performance since they won the Premier League on June 25: “I’ve been in this situation – you lower that intensity by one or two percent.
“They said,” let’s try to be sharp, go back to our normal game. There is only the extra garden they miss in the last third. ‘