Former Man United defender Gary Neville has revealed his concerns over Liverpool’s attacking play so far this season.
The Reds suffered their second successive loss in the Premier League on Saturday after they fell to a 3-1 defeat to United at Old Trafford.
While the pressure continues to increase on Brendan Rodgers, Neville has pointed out their poor scoring record so far this season as a huge problem given that they have only scored three goals in five matches.
That is the joint-second lowest total in the top flight, and the former United right back is concerned about their lack of goals.
“At times over the last few years we have asked for them to be more rigid but now they seem to have gone the other way,” he said on Monday Night Football.
“The lack of pace and runners in behind is a great concern for me. Now that Sterling and Suarez have gone and Sturridge is injured, they have been replaced with players without the same electricity who come to the ball. It’s a lot easier to play against.
“If Liverpool’s front players all want to come to the ball, who is making the runs behind the defence? If you don’t make runs behind then it’s a nightmare.”
Meanwhile, Jamie Carragher also suggested that the current system isn’t working and believes the return of Daniel Sturridge will make a significant difference to the side when he recovers from injury.