Liverpool must sign goalscorer in summer transfer window says Jamie Carragher: ‘They don’t look like scoring’

George Flood
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<p>Liverpool slumped to a fifth successive home defeat by Chelsea on Thursday night</p> (Getty Images)

Liverpool slumped to a fifth successive home defeat by Chelsea on Thursday night

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Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher believes his former club need to make a big splash in the transfer market this summer in order to rediscover their lost goal threat.

The defending Premier League champions - with just 10 points to their name from 11 top-flight matches in 2021 - have been left with an uphill battle in a fight just to make the top four this season after suffering an unprecedented fifth straight home defeat against Chelsea at Anfield.

Previously dominant and free-scoring Liverpool drew a blank once again on Thursday night in a game won by Mason Mount’s quality first-half strike and have now gone more than 10 hours without scoring from open play at home.

It is quite the comedown for a side that notched 85 times en route to ending their three-decade wait for a league championship last term and a key reason behind their alarming slump in an injury-plagued title defence.

And despite the likes of previously feared front three Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah - whose substitution shortly past the hour mark raised eyebrows on Thursday - all remaining at Liverpool, Carragher is in no doubt that Jurgen Klopp needs to strengthen his attack in order to find a solution to his team’s ills moving forward.

"They don't look like scoring,” he said on Sky Sports. “It's not just the games in which they haven't scored - you never even feel like the goals are coming. With 20 minutes to go, you don't really feel like Liverpool are going to score a goal.”

He added: “The front six at this moment are not looking dangerous enough and there's no one really out injured too much.

“You could say Fabinho and Jordan Henderson are missing in midfield but they're more defensive players. That's the real worry for me going forward - where the goals are going to come from next season.

"Diogo Jota will help that - he looked sharp when he came on. But Liverpool need to do something big in the transfer market in terms of bringing someone in to score goals.”

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