Pundit: Liverpool need someone like this Spurs man when the first-choice forwards are injured

Despite being the top scorers in the league this season, Liverpool in all fairness have failed to mount any sort of a serious title challenge this season.

A large part of this has been down to the apparent lack of depth in the current Liverpool side with the team struggling on several occasions without their first-choice players.

A full strength Liverpool side could match just about any top side in the world but a lack of cover for the likes of Coutinho, Firmino and Mane has left the Merseyside club chasing a top four finish rather than the league title.

Former Reds player Jamie Redknapp speaking to the Daily Mail, highlighted this very weakness of Jurgen Klopp’s side claiming that the Reds need to sign a quality utility player like Tottenham’s Son Heung-min.

That (Stoke) win will go some way to help Liverpool finish in the top four but it showed how reliant they are on Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino. When the Brazilian duo, and Sadio Mane and Adam Lallana, are fit Liverpool are unstoppable.

What they need next season is a squad player like Son Heung-min who will nick a goal when the first-choice forwards are injured.

The South Korean has deputized admirably for Spurs in the absence of stars such as Harry Kane and Redknapp believes that his former side similarly needs to sign someone who can come in and perform for the team in the event of injuries to the first-choice forwards.

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