Klopp has already been given transfer solution to Liverpool’s attacking woes

Liverpool are yet to score a league goal in 2021 with their attacking trio misfiring on all fronts.

The Reds suffered a shock 1-0 defeat to Burnley at Anfield on Thursday night leaving them six points behind Premier League leaders Manchester United.

Jurgen Klopp’s side have now failed to score for four straight games as their attacking problems come to a head.

And the German manager has already been told that a goalscoring midfielder could provide the solution to his problems.

Back in November, with the goals starting to dry up, Reds legend Jamie Carragher dissected the issue being faced by Klopp.

He pointed to the fact that Diogo Jota could help ease the goal burden on Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah by being included ahead of Roberto Firmino.

With Jota sidelined, the goals have dried up – and that has highlighted the other issue noticed by Carragher: the lack of a goalscoring midfielder.

And whilst Jota is set to return in the next few weeks, that is an issue Klopp could look to address in the January transfer window as he searches for a solution.

Carragher told talkSPORT in November: ”The big problem Liverpool have – and this is why I would play Jota – Liverpool don't have many goal-scorers in the team.

"Virgil van Dijk was a goal-scorer from set-pieces. The midfield three don't score.

"There's no Gerrard, Lampard figure in there who can get forward and score. The centre-forward isn't scoring so you only really have Mane and Salah.

"If you add Jota into that team, I think you're adding another goal-scorer so they have three players who can score goals and he can take the pressure from Mane and Salah.”

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Jota’s return will also be a welcome boost after his goalscoring form early in the campaign.

"Diogo is still a few weeks away," Klopp said this week.

"I don't know exactly for how long but it won't be in the next one or two weeks. He needs time and the injury needs time.

"How much I miss a player is not important when he's not there I'm not allowed to miss him. I never think like that. He's not there and we have to deal with the situation. That's what we did.

"We will be happy, hopefully in the near future, when he's back again."

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