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Jamie Carragher has named Jordan Henderson as his only major incumbent for Liverpool during the new Premier League season which could cost coach Jurgen Klopp in the 2022/23 title race.

Jimmy Carragher names Jordan Henderson as Liverpool win title race

The biggest question mark hanging over Liverpool in the Premier League title race is who will step up Jurgen Klopp’s midfield to score, according to Jamie Carragher, who told Sky Sports that Jordan Henderson and Thiago Alcantara are concerned about their availability.

Carragher believes Klopp will need his central options to help shoulder the scoring burden with the Reds’ offensive line this season. Otherwise, the Anfield champions believe his former team will move away from Manchester City as the Nationals look to retain their title for the third season.

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Liverpool scored 94 goals with the team last season, with Mohamed Salah winning the Golden Boot by scoring 23 goals. But defensive midfielder Fabinho was Merseyside’s top scorer from the engine room. Although the Brazilian striker hit the net only five times.

Sadio Mane, now a Bayern Munich player after rising £27.5m to £35m, finished second at Anfield with 16 goals. Diogo Jota was the only other Liverpool player to score a double with 15, ahead of Fabinho and Roberto Firmino (5) and signing Luis Diaz in January (4).

After Fabinho’s five, Naby Keita was Liverpool’s next top choice from midfield with three goals. Meanwhile, Henderson scored twice with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain – who will be out for several months with a hamstring injury – while Thiago hit the net just once.

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Jordan Henderson and Thiago Alcantara’s injury records are also a concern

Henderson and Thiago’s injury records also interest Carragher, having seen Liverpool play without the duo regularly in recent years. While the former started 29 of his 35 Premier League games last season, Henderson opened just 20 of his 21 games in 2020/21.

Thiago also opened just 20 of the 24 Premier League games in 2020/21 after joining from Bayern Munich for £20m, rising to £25m. While the Spaniard slipped to start only 17 of 25 games last season, he was decisive when on the field as he controlled the strings.

So, Henderson – who also cost Liverpool £20m when he joined from Sunderland in 2011 – and Thiago will need to keep fit, as well as score, to ease Carragher’s concerns about the title race.

“Midfielder,” Carragher said. “They are all the same age. They have Jordan Henderson and Thiago who have had injuries in the last three or four years and I don’t think it’s a numbers problem for Liverpool in terms of midfield, but that’s the quality.

“I always feel there is a lot of pressure on the front three to score, but they cannot score every game. You need someone who comes out of nowhere in midfield. If Liverpool go down this season, I think it will be something in the midfield.”

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