Liverpool are in the Champions League final and may well win it if they take the chances that Real Madrid will inevitably present but their options off the bench are simply not good enough.
It showed again at Stamford Bridge against Chelsea; Jurgen Klopp does have a small squad and an injury crisis to contend with but he didn’t have the replacements on hand to alter the course of a game that ended up as a 1-0 defeat against last season’s champions.
Buying backups is a tough game to play but the alternative is that the likes of Ben Woodburn have to deputise for Mo Salah and co; which is a far from ideal scenario that places youngsters under extreme pressure at such an early stage of their career.
That’s why we asked you whether Swansea City’s busy forward Jordan Ayew – who could still of course be relegated this season – would be a good fit.
It was a close one but 52 per cent of Reds fans want the man valued at £6.3m by Transfermarkt to be at Anfield next season and you can check out the full results of the poll below…