Liverpool – This season Raheem Sterling is often installed so forward although it is not its original position. It was appointed an indication of how Liverpool need a new striker.
With Daniel Sturridge plagued by injury and Mario Balotelli never look okay, Sterling was then played as a forward by Brendan Rodgers on several occasions.
Judging from the productivity, the Reds forward line today is not tokcer. The new Sturridge made 4 goals, Rickie Lambert 2 goals, and Balotelli and Fabio Borini each 1 goal.
No wonder the top list of top scorer this season filled Liverpool players like Steven Gerrard is not the attacker (8 goals), Sterling (7 goals), Jordan Henderson (6 goals), and Philippe Coutinho (5 goals).
Then Phil Thompson, penggawa ‘The Red’ period 1971-1984, also emphasized how next season Rodgers need a new striker who can regularly make a goal. He also suggested Sterling, whose future is being speculated, played back to the original position.
“If she survives then I’d like to think its role is in the wings – I think Liverpool can not even suppose he became the main striker next season because he is not a natural goalscorer,” Thompson told Sky Sports and cited Express.
“Liverpool need someone who can give them at least 15 league goals and maybe 25 goals in all competitions. Raheem Sterling will not give it. He has contributed well to the team, he has helped them on the front line this season, but I think it all people could see him less formidable to be the spearhead. ”
“So no matter where he is at the club next season, I think his best role is in the width of the field rather than in the middle,” he said.
Before this Rodgers also has hinted that the front line will be a priority of Liverpool when the transfer window opens next summer.