Liverpool needs top scorer to assist Sturridge, Rodgers confesses
LIVERPOOL manager Brendan Rodgers admits that his side’s goal tally in 2014-15 is a major cause for concern, one that will be addressed with recruitment in the off-season.
Inspired by Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge last term, the Reds netted 101 Premier League goals – 52 alone coming from their fearsome strike duo.
However, with Suarez now at Barcelona and Sturridge enduring an injury-ravaged season, Liverpool have netted just 47 times in their 33 league outings this term and, ahead of Tuesday’s trip to Hull City, Rodgers accepts that the stats do not lie.
“If you look at the numbers, at the same point last year, we had 90 goals. You’re nearly talking about a 100 per cent difference,” he told reporters.
“Defensively, we’ve been strong, despite what people write and say, we had a 14th clean sheet (in Saturday’s 0-0 draw at West Brom).
“We’re (in the) top five defensively in the league but obviously the critical area, as it was when I first came, was goalscoring and it’s something we need to improve.