The incredible stat that highlights Liverpool’s biggest attacking issue

Liverpool’s title defence hasn’t exactly gone to plan, with the Red out of the title race and facing an uphill battle to even qualify for next seasons Champions League.

Jurgen Klopp’s side are still fighting on the European front, and face the prospect of a mouthwatering quarter final clash with Real Madrid – a reunion for Mo Salah and Sergio Ramos.

Liverpool have struggled both offensively, and defensively this season, with their formidable front three losing their fear factor, and their water tight back line now leaking.

Injuires have hampered their season, with a few of their big hitters missing most of the season.

Virgil Van Dijk, Joe Gomez, Fabinho, Jordan Henderson and Diogo Jota have all faced a prolonged spell on the sidelines this season.

While defensively Liverpool have struggled in years gone by, their attacking prowess has never been in question.

Often, they’ve been able to leak goals but outscore their opponents, but that doesn’t seem to be the case anymore and it shows the reliance they have on their rearguard.

Alarmingly, and the stat that will really hit home to Reds fans as a huge reason why they aren’t winning games is their inability to finish off the chances they’re creating.

Liverpool have made the most crosses of any team in the Premier League this season, which could indicate that there’s an issue with the players getting on the end of these crosses.

Over the last few years we have seen two of Liverpool’s most influential players be their fullbacks, getting to the byeline and putting crosses into the box for the front three to convert.

It begs the question, if the number of crosses remians so high, why are they struggling to score goals?

And invariably the axe falls on the attackers – something Klopp will undoubtedly looks to address in the summer.