Is our former centre-back and current TV pundit right?
Liverpool hero Jamie Carragher has risked irritating already upset supporters by claiming that the brilliant side that graced the Premier League last term were potentially a one man team.
The Reds narrowly missed out on title glory, with Uruguayan superstar Luis Suarez bagging 31 goals and winning the Premier League Player of the Year as a result.
Now though, the team is badly missing the maverick’s brilliance, and Fabio Borini, Rickie Lambert and £16m signing Mario Balotelli have yet to score a league goal all season…
“It’s a massive problem,” Carragher told Monday Night Football.
“People need to stop talking about Suarez, move on and look at what you’ve got.
“Brendan Rodgers came out and said they are not a one man team, but week by week they are showing Liverpool were at times a one man team. The stats are damning.”
Any team would miss a player of Suarez’s calibre, and Liverpool’s performances this term have unfortunately proved that. Carargher though is ignoring the role played last season by Daniel Sturridge, Suarez’s former strike partner.
The excellent English striker scored 24 goals in all competitions, and only Suarez bagged more than him in the Premier League. Sturridge has been out for most of the season, but when he returns, he could provide the attacking spark currently missing up top.