Liverpool have stopped working to score in their last 258 minutes of Premier League football and their recognized front 3 seems lacking service from midfield

Anfield legend John Barnes has actually advised Liverpool not to sign Philippe Coutinho in spite of the club’s recent failings in front of goal.

The Reds have scored just one objective in their last three Premier League video games, drawing with West Brom and Newcastle and losing to Southampton.

Liverpool’s poor run has actually cut their lead at the top of the table almost totally, and it has raised major concerns of their out-of-form forwards.

The first-choice trio of Roberto Firmino, Mohamed Salah and Sadio Hair just hasn’t been shooting, while there has actually been an absence of service from midfield.

Recent performances have actually been crying out for a gamer in the ilk of Barcelona star Coutinho, who was an innovative force throughout five seasons on Merseyside.

But former Liverpool forward Barnes firmly insists signing the Brazilian playmaker would not solve the Reds’ issues.

He told BonusCodeBets: “Well, when we had a Coutinho-type of gamer we finished 20-odd points off the top.

” So, although a Coutinho-type player may chip in with objectives, which would produce an entirely different design of play, as an outcome the front 3 would score less.

” Personally, I do not believe it works with a midfield gamer scoring objectives when the front 3 wish to continue scoring the same level of objectives as they’re utilized to as it will root out the balance.

” And, Liverpool have managed to develop a great balance and harmony amongst the players so I would not recommend to change that any time quickly.

” If Coutinho returned, he would more than likely be brilliant, however I do not believe the front three would be scoring as lots of objectives, nor would they have the same effect, which a team like Liverpool needs.

” At the end of the day, the balance is the most important thing for a group. And at the moment, the balance is ideal.”

Coutinho has actually scored three objectives and laid on two assists in 14 games for Barcelona this season, however is set for a lengthy spell on the sidelines with a knee injury.

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