Roberto Firmino’s struggles in front of goal should be leading Liverpool back into the transfer market for another striker, claims John Aldridge, with the former Reds forward of the opinion that Timo Werner should have been targeted.
Jurgen Klopp was heavily linked with the Germany international heading into the latest window, but he ended up moving to English football at Chelsea.
Premier League champions Liverpool are yet to bolster their attacking ranks, with Greek left-back Kostas Tsimikas the only player to have been added to Klopp’s side since a first top-flight crown in 30 years was wrapped up.
Aldridge believes more firepower is required at Anfield, with Firmino – who has hit just one league goal at Anfield in 18 months – needing “someone breathing down his neck” in order to rediscover a missing spark.
“Bobby Firmino still seems to have the shackles around him a little bit,” former Reds frontman Aldridge told the Liverpool Echo after witnessing another goalless showing from the Brazilian against Leeds.
“He got involved in midfield and showed some nice touches but, again, in the box at Anfield it wasn’t happening for him.