Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher has urged us to sign at least one new striker during the upcoming summer transfer window, while he revealed that he also expects at least two of the current crop to depart.
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The Reds have struggled for goals since the departure of Luis Suarez to Barcelona last summer, while we haven’t been helped by a succession of injuries to Daniel Sturridge, who is out until at least September following hip surgery.
Mario Balotelli, Rickie Lambert and Fabio Borini have scored just four Premier League goals between them and Carragher thinks that they could all be sacrificed come the end of the season to make room for new signings.
We already know that Divock Origi will be coming back from Lille, having spent the season on loan with the French club, while we’ve also been linked to a succession of other players – as you can see from our full list HERE.
Speaking to Sky Sports this week, Carragher discussed our striker situation. He said: “Liverpool need goals. Obviously if you take Luis Suarez out the team the goals will go down because we are talking about maybe the best striker in the world.
“However, with Daniel Sturridge’s injury keeping him out of the side for an extended period of time Liverpool need goals and not just from a striker, but from attacking players as well.
“When you think about it, Raheem Sterling and Philippe Coutinho need to add more goals to their game but in terms of what Liverpool need, especially with the news of Sturridge’s injury, they need a striker. They need a top striker to go with Divock Origi, who is coming in from Lille, and Sturridge when he comes back.
“Unfortunately the strikers already at the club haven’t produced and they have not got the goals that we needed. You would expect two, maybe three, of them to move on and Liverpool would need to reinforce in attack.”