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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp at Anfield. (Photo by Phil Noble - Pool/Getty Images)

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp at Anfield. (Photo by Phil Noble - Pool/Getty Images)

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp at Anfield. (Photo by Phil Noble - Pool/Getty Images)

Jamie Carragher has called on Liverpool to 'do something big' in the transfer market after they lost a fifth successive Premier League home game at Anfield.

Mason Mount's goal secured a 1-0 win for Chelsea as a shell-shocked Liverpool continued a dramatic slide in fortunes that may end with them failing to secure a top four finish in the Premier League.

On a night when leading marksman Mohamed Salah was taken off by manager Jurgen Klopp with half an hour of the game still to play, speculation over the Egyptian's future is bound to bubble up once more and Liverpool great Carragher believes a change may need to made in the Liverpool forward line to get them firing again.

"You don't really feel like Liverpool are going to score a goal," Carragher told Sky Sports. "There was space in behind Chelsea, but Liverpool couldn't exploit it and that, for me, is a bigger problem than the defence.

"Next season, (Virgil) van Dijk will come back, (Joe Gomez) will come back, they will buy a centre-back, but the front six are not looking dangerous enough.

"There is no one out injured really. That is a real worry for me. Where the goals will come from and they certainly need to do something big in the transfer market in terms of bringing someone in to score goals."

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Jurgen Klopp greets Mohamed Salah of Liverpool as he is substituted off. (Photo by Phil Noble - Pool/Getty Images)

Jurgen Klopp greets Mohamed Salah of Liverpool as he is substituted off. (Photo by Phil Noble - Pool/Getty Images)

Jurgen Klopp greets Mohamed Salah of Liverpool as he is substituted off. (Photo by Phil Noble - Pool/Getty Images)

Carragher also gave his verdict on Salah's surprise departure from the game, as he suggested Klopp rolled the dice by replacing his lead marksman.

"I must say, I could not believe Salah came off. To take your top scorer off was a strange one," added Carragher . "He’s a big goal threat, but he's never been shy about taking him off. Some of the times he has been taken off in the past, Liverpool’s attacking play was breaking down when he loses possession and then you can understand that.

"He certainly wasn’t at his best today, but it wasn’t one of those games I’ve seen Mo Salah have when he can lose possession, he just didn’t have much of the ball.

"You’ve got to remember Salah’s not a great player with the ball, as such, he’s probably better off the ball - making runs and scoring goals. What Salah is for me is a great goal scorer.

"That’s what Liverpool needed. I’m not sure if it was something about Sunday, sharpness, or maybe the games he’s played or something, I don’t know. It’s difficult to ever question Jurgen Klopp but I did think it was a really strange one.

"I do think when you need a goal late on, you leave as many players on the pitch who can score you a goal, basically, in simple terms. He made that change, he was frustrated, it’s not the first time he’s done it, it won’t be the last and Salah can maybe get the goal or the victory at the weekend and maybe Klopp will be proven right but at this moment, even with Salah on the pitch."

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 Mason Mount of Chelsea celebrates after scoring his team's first goal during the Premier League match between Liverpool and Chelsea at Anfield. (Photo by Phil Noble - Pool/Getty Images)

Mason Mount of Chelsea celebrates after scoring his team's first goal during the Premier League match between Liverpool and Chelsea at Anfield. (Photo by Phil Noble - Pool/Getty Images)

Mason Mount of Chelsea celebrates after scoring his team's first goal during the Premier League match between Liverpool and Chelsea at Anfield. (Photo by Phil Noble - Pool/Getty Images)

Liverpool full-back Andy Robertson didn't pull any punches as he summed up another home defeat for Klopp's outgoing champions.

"We can't rely on the past. Last season is over with, it is done," declared Robertson. "We have nowhere near been good enough to what Liverpool team should be. We are dropping further and it is not good enough.

"Too many heads are going down when we go 1-0 down, we cant do that. Football is about taking knocks.

"Games are running out and we need to put the pressure on the teams below us. People will think we are down and out and we need to get the results to show them we are not. At the moment we are not doing that.

"These games are won and lost on fine margins and these goals can't happen. For us to get beaten on the counter attack is not good enough.

"Five home games without a win, that is nowhere near good enough. Nothing is going to help the fans at home and it is simply not good enough because games are running out for what we want."

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