Jamie Carragher thinks Liverpool should aim for more control in games without Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane and should introduce Curtis Jones and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.
The Reds have lost their African stars for the month of January as AFCON kicks off in Cameroon and Naby Keita is also in attendance and so Jurgen Klopp’s side will be quite depleted for the time being.
Jamie Carragher urges Klopp to go for more control without Mane and Salah
“You can’t replace them,” Carragher told Sky Sports (02/01/22 at 7:15 pm).“I am just thinking what they did (against Chelsea) in bringing Curtis Jones on. They also brought Oxlade-Chamberlain on.
“So, they actually brought midfield players on to replace the attackers. I know they didn’t have the options on the bench. It will just be interesting to see if Liverpool go more that way, rather than just playing two attackers. Maybe they go with two.
“And maybe try and get more control in games and having an extra midfield player from a wide position who is going to stiffen up the midfield because, at the moment, Liverpool do have a problem in terms of controlling games.
“I don’t think they have the quality or even the numbers to replace them and go with a real front three that’s threatening. They do have a lot of numbers in midfield. I think that’s what they may do. Go with an extra central midfield player.”
Liverpool need to do anything they can to win games
Fans will agree that Klopp and Pep Lijnders must do everything they can to get the Reds back to winning ways regardless of what it takes especially in the Premier League as more dropped points will finally rule them out of the title race.
As things stand, their chances of winning the league this season are improbable but not entirely impossible. Chelsea face the champions next weekend while the Reds face them in April in what could be a title decider at the Etihad.
However, in order for there to be any chance of Liverpool to have any chance of winning the title in April, Klopp needs find a way to get his side a win over Brentford and take things from there.
A first win on the board after the recent disappointing form will be hugely encouraging and with the game set to be played at Anfield, we need the fans to be at their passionate best to give the players full confidence.