‘No front three has ever been together for so long’: Jamie Carragher insists the time has come for Jurgen Klopp to break up his famous Liverpool attacking trio of Mo Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino after a poor scoring season.
- Liverpool’s line of attack has been criticized for much of the season
- Only Mohamed Salah continued to score at the same level as in previous years
- Club icon Jamie Carragher thinks now is the time for a change at Anfield
- Carragher highlights the unusual amount of time the trio spent together
Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher has doubled down on his call to Jurgen Klopp to break his prolific front three of Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino.
Carragher has stressed that his former club has not done well this season, not only because of their defensive injuries, but also because the front line has not done their job as well as it can.
Talk further this week Sky SportsCarragher reiterated his view that Liverpool’s once dreaded front line has spent a long time together and may have reached the end of a cycle.
Jamie Carragher thinks it’s time to cut down and change the Liverpool front line
Carragher has emphasized that the front three have been together for much longer than rivals
The former defender said: “People have talked about the attacker being out of shape, but it’s been too long for that now. [to be used as an argument].
‘People keep talking about Liverpool’s problems in the center, but their biggest problem is on the other side of the field.
‘They had the added bonus of Diogo Jota, who is going with a few goals, but I said this on Monday Night Football six months ago – the first three had to split up because no front three are ever together for that long.
If you look at other great offensive partnerships and front threees from the past, they probably last three years and then you move on. Liverpool’s have probably been together for four or five years, so it has to be cut short in the summer. ‘
Sadio Mané’s struggles this year sum up Liverpool’s blunt lead in front of goal
At the moment, Salah has an impressive 29 goals to his name this season, while Mane and Firmino are struggling.
Mane has only taken 13 tricks so far, while Firmino posted a disappointing six.
Liverpool will face bitter rivals Manchester United on Sunday, knowing three points are vital if they are to sustain a late strike for the top four.
A defeat to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side has the potential to see the Reds seven points out of the top four with four games left, if other results go against them.
Liverpool have yet to win another game at Old Trafford under Jurgen Klopp’s rule, with four draws and two losses from the six games played there during his tenure.
Only Mo Salah and new boy Diogo Jota have always looked sharp for the Reds so far