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Jamie Carragher Insists Liverpool Need to "Break Up" Striker Trio of Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino

Jamie Carragher feels the time has come for Liverpool's front line to be chopped and changed
Jamie Carragher feels the time has come for Liverpool's front line to be chopped and changed / Sebastian Frej/MB Media/Getty Images

Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher has claimed his former club need to "break up" the attacking trio of Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane, and Roberto Firmino, insisting that it is time for a change at Anfield.

Only Salah has continued to score at the same level of previous years, and Carragher believes it's time for Jurgen Klopp to double down and shake up his squad. Speaking on Sky Sports, the former Reds star said: "People have talked about the forward line being out of form, but it's been too long now for that [to be used as an argument]."

Carragher continued, "People keep talking about Liverpool's problems at centre back, but their biggest problem is at the other end of the pitch. They've had the added bonus of Diogo Jota, who's chipped in with a few goals, but I said this six months ago on Monday Night Football - the front three needed breaking up because no front three is ever together for this long."

The Liverpool legend added, "When you look at other great attacking partnerships and front threes from the past, they last probably three years and then you move on. Liverpool's have been together for probably four or five years so it does need breaking up in the summer. That's where Liverpool need to invest, as they do at centre-back of course. It's actually quite similar to Manchester United, but that's where Liverpool need to spend the money."

He concluded, "The front three have been amazing but it's just at that stage now where it needs something else and it must be rectified in the summer when you think of the chances that have been missed this season. You have to move with the times, and an extra bit of competition up front wouldn't go amiss."

Salah currently has an impressive 29 goals to his name this season, while Mane has just 13, and Firmino has a disappointing six. Klopp's men are up against Manchester United over the weekend, and a defeat at Old Trafford, could see them sit seven points outside the top four with four matches remaining if other results go against them.