Jamie Carragher has expressed his concern that Liverpool could also be too closely reliant on the objectives of Mohamed Salah after they failed to search out the online with out him through the 0-Zero draw with Everton.
The Egyptian ahead was left on the bench for the Merseyside derby after supervisor Jurgen Klopp admitted earlier than the sport that he was not but totally match.
Takumi Minamino took his place within the beginning line-up however did not make a lot of an impression, and was changed by Alexander Oxlade-Chamberlain at half-time.
Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino additionally failed to fireplace on all cylinders, and talking throughout commentary on Sky Sports through the sport Carragher mentioned the match reminded him of Liverpool’s 1-1 draw with Manchester United in September.
“Obviously we saw it earlier in the season, in a game at Old Trafford, how Liverpool missed Salah when he wasn’t playing,” Carragher mentioned. “That penetration, obviously the goals, he’s a big goalscorer. He’s a big miss whenever he’s not in the team.”
Following full-time Carragher expanded on his level, including that the robust connection between the Reds’ entrance three imply they battle when one in all them is lacking.
“Listen, the front three we know are as good as anything in Europe,” he continued. “But whenever one of them has not been playing, there’s a massive drop off.
“When they do, they do not miss many, however there’s a large drop-off, and that is why I believe they nonetheless have to strengthen the entrance three.
“I wouldn’t say Liverpool are lucky, but they are very robust, the front three, they don’t miss a lot of games.
“If Liverpool have been to lose a type of, actually the vast gamers, perhaps for a size of time then they could possibly be in little bit of bother subsequent season.”
Salah ought to return for Liverpool’s sport in opposition to Crystal Palace on Wednesday, by which they might win the title if Manchester City drop factors in opposition to Burnley on Monday.