Jamie Carragher suggests Liverpool front three need 'breaking up' this summer
Jamie Carragher has claimed that Liverpool’s first choice attacking lineup needs “breaking up” this summer.
The Reds have relied heavily on a front three of Mo Salah, Sadio Mane, and Roberto Firmino in recent campaigns, and have enjoyed huge success with that trio spearheading the side.
This season has been a little different, however, with Salah the only member to reach double figures in the Premier League in 2020/21.
Jurgen Klopp’s men have suffered from a lack of consistent goal threats at times this term, and speaking to Sky Sports News’ Pitch to Post Preview Podcast, the ex-Anfield defender argued that it could be time for his old former club to freshen things up in the attacking department.
He said: "People have talked about the forward line being out of form, but it's been too long now for that [to be used as an argument]. People keep talking about Liverpool's problems at centre-back, but their biggest problem is at the other end of the pitch.
"We know that both Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez will be back next season. Liverpool's famous front three, and rightly so, are still there. They've had the added bonus of Diogo Jota, who's chipped in with a few goals, but I said this six months ago on Monday Night Football - the front three needed breaking up because no front three is ever together for this long.
"When you look at other great attacking partnerships and front threes from the past, they last probably three years and then you move on. Liverpool's have been together for probably four or five years so it does need breaking up in the summer. That's where Liverpool need to invest, as they do at centre-back of course. That's where Liverpool need to spend the money.
"The front three have been amazing but it's just at that stage now where it needs something else and it must be rectified in the summer when you think of the chances that have been missed this season. You have to move with the times, and an extra bit of competition up front wouldn't go amiss."