Former Liverpool boss Graeme Souness says he is ‘worried’ about the Reds’ title ambitions following the disappointing goalless draw against Everton on Sunday.
Jordan Henderson, Gini Wijnaldum and Fabinho were the midfield trio against the Blues – and Souness says that area of the pitch is becoming a conundrum for Jurgen Klopp.
All three had decent games against Everton, but none of them are particularly creative.
Souness said, via the Daily Mirror: “[Liverpool] have a fabulous midfield and if you are playing in [the] back four that is the midfield you want, but if you are playing up front then maybe it’s not the midfield you want.
“They don’t create too much and they don’t slip clever and cute passes in – I think that’s where they are coming unstuck. Six goals from five out and out midfielders is not enough. I worry for them now.”
It comes back to not signing Nabil Fekir last summer. Clearly, the club identified creativity from the centre of the pitch as being a potential issue back in the summer, but didn’t end up signing that Philippe Coutinho replacement.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain might make his comeback for the under-23s tonight when they face Everton at Anfield, but he won’t be back at full tilt straight away having been out for a year. He’ll need time to get back to top form.
In the meantime, whatever the solution is, Klopp needs to find it soon.