Why Liverpool are struggling to score goals this season?

Virgil Van Dijk-Liverpool

Premier League champions Liverpool are going through a rough patch right now and they have struggled to score goals in recent weeks.

The Reds were held to a goalless draw against Manchester United in their last outing and they have now failed to find the net in their last three League games. Previously matches against Newcastle and Southampton resulted in a draw and a loss respectively.

It is their worst drought since March 2005 and it will be interesting to see if Jurgen Klopp can transform his team’s attack in the coming weeks.

Liverpool have struggled since the injury to Diogo Jota and the Portuguese international is expected to return to action next month.

The likes of Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane have not been at their best this season and Roberto Firmino has regressed considerably.

Liverpool must look to bring in new attackers at the end of this season in order to freshen up their squad.

One of the main reasons behind Liverpool’s goal drought is the injury to Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez.

The Reds have had to play cautiously in their absence and their main source of creativity, Trent Alexander Arnold and Andrew Robertson are no longer attacking as much as they are used to.

Both fullbacks are playing with more caution and that has led to a decrease in chance creation.

Furthermore, Fabinho has been playing as a centre back and therefore Liverpool are struggling to control the midfield. Liverpool have had to change formation as well because two of their midfielders are now playing in defence. 

Klopp has gone from his favoured 4-3-3 to 4-2-3-1 and the Reds are missing some control in the middle of the pitch now. 

It will be interesting to see if Liverpool can fix their problems in the coming weeks and get back into the title race once again.