John Aldridge claimed that the performance of Divock Origi and Daniel Sturridge against Wolves meant that two new strikers would be needed to be signed in January.
The Liverpool legend shared that some ‘deadwood’ was on show during the 2-1 defeat to the Premier League outfit on Monday and stated he didn’t need to tell fans who.
However Aldridge then proceeded to highlight left-back Alberto Moreno before pointing out that Origi and Sturridge’s display made it look like two new forwards would need to be recruited.
“Klopp and the club’s technical department have done well to get rid of a lot of the deadwood in the squad over the last couple of years, but a few more bits have floated to the surface now and they don’t need me to tell him who they are,” wrote Aldridge in the Irish Independent.
“I was disappointed and yet not surprised by some of the performances at Wolves.
“Alberto Moreno didn’t change too many opinions with his display and when I look at Divock Origi and Daniel Sturridge up front, it suggested two more strikers will be needed next summer.”
Both Sturridge and Origi had displays to forget against Wolves even though the latter scored. The attacking duo were handed a rare opportunity to feature for the first-team and instead of looking like they were chomping at the bit, they looked unable to have much of a positive impact. While the Belgian forward got better in the second half of the match, he still would have been disappointed with his latest display. Aldridge for that reason is right to highlight the duo’s displays but Jurgen Klopp might not need to sign two forwards in the summer. Origi has barely featured and Sturridge has just been good cover from the bench, so it’s easy to see that one top-quality attacker may be enough to give the Reds enough firepower for the 2019/20 campaign. As just because two players should potentially exit it doesn’t mean two players need to replace them. However based on the fact that Sturridge and Origi should be fearing for their Anfield future, one attacker replacing them is an absolute must.