BBC pundit delivers critical assessment on Liverpool attack after draw v Southampton
By Harvey Byrne
BBC pundit and former midfielder David Thompson has stated Liverpool have lacked creativity all season in a critical assessment of the team’s attack.
The Reds are currently sat in third place in the Premier League table with two matches of the season left.
They have the joint second highest goals for tally in the English top-flight with 71 strikes and only top two clubs Chelsea and Tottenham have managed to find the back of the net as many times.
However, after the Merseyside giants were held to a 0-0 against Southampton at Anfield on Sunday ex-player Thompson has stated the team has lacked creativity all season.
“It was disappointing for Liverpool but sometimes you’ve got to respect the opposition and say well done to them,” told Thompson, as quoted by the BBC live match blog on Sunday (3.32pm).
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“Southampton had a game plan and they stuck to it. Liverpool lacked creativity and they’ve lacked it all season when they’ve faced a team like this. They don’t have the capacity on the bench to mix it up.”
Despite all of their goals this season Liverpool’s top scorer is usual wide man Sadio Mane with 13 strikes to his name.
The Senegal international is also currently out injured with Brazilian star duo Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino trailing the summer signing in the goal charts with 12 and 11 strikes respectively.
Last season’s top scorer Daniel Sturridge has just two Premier League goals to his name this time around from 17 appearances in a disappointing campaign for the England forward.
In other Liverpool news, here are three things learned about the Reds after their Sunday draw.