Former Liverpool star Jimmy Carragher believes that Brazilian striker Roberto Firmino may lose his place in the starting line-up for the Red Team due to his struggles in scoring goals in the recent period.
Liverpool’s attacking trio, formed by Egyptian Mohamed Salah, Senegalese Sadio Mane, and Firmino scored 183 goals among themselves in the Premier League over four seasons, and this trio helped Liverpool win the title for the first time in 30 years last season.
But their level has declined recently, and none of them have scored in the last 3 games, including a goalless draw with leaders Manchester United at Anfield on Sunday.
Although Carragher expects Salah and Mane to return to their form, he doubts Firminos long-term prospects.
“I still have confidence in Mane and Salah returning to scoring goals, but I must say that I am concerned about Firmino,” Carragher told Sky Sports.
The former England international defender added: “I think he (Firmino) needs to be more dangerous in front of goal.”
Carragher believes that Firminos overall performance has declined this season.
Liverpool have not achieved any victory in the last 4 games and have fallen from the top of the English Premier League to fourth place.