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According to the Daily Express, Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is targeting Villarreal winger Moi Gomez.
The Northern Irishman is under huge pressure at Anfield, following a 3-1 loss against arch-rivals Manchester United at Old Trafford on Super Sunday.
This loss has got everyone talking, including Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher, who is questioning his former boss’ tactics.
Carragher feels that there needs to be more support in attack to help out their new centre forward Christian Benteke.
The reports suggest that Rodgers is set to splash £4 million on Villarreal’s 21-year old Gomez in the January transfer window, assuming he still has his job come the new year.
When speaking as a Sky Sports pundit, Carragher said: “There’s not enough help for Benteke. Ings came in and I said before the game it must be two up front and they must be playing a diamond formation, but they were still playing 4-3-3.
I don’t understand what the point was in playing Danny Ings in that wide position. He didn’t give the support to Benteke.”
“You think about how many strikers Liverpool have on the books and they have no wide players. They’ve only got Jordon Ibe. Firmino is not a wide player and Coutinho played there last week and he’s not a wide player.
I don’t understand this obsession with playing 4-3-3. Brendan Rodgers came to the club wanting to play 4-3-3 and it didn’t work,” insisted the former centre-half.
“The great season they had was with two strikers and how they got them into the team is down to the manager. They’ve got a lot of strikers, no wide players, and he continues to play 4-3-3.”