Sure, we miss Ox, and could do with the Keita we thought we signed.
But last season we had no Keita and I don't reckon Ox was the reason we were blowing teams away, scoring shedloads.
Imho the front 3's form is well below it was at its best last season, all other things being relatively equal.
Fair enough mate, I see it differently, in that the runner creates the space the front 3 need to really thrive and score lots of goals.
It's one of the things that works well against bus parkers, and gives us another dimension.
I mean, if a runner breaks that first defensive line, the 2nd line has to react, which opens up some space.
Other things were different last season as well of course, in that a lot of teams were more open against us, whereas now, we see a lot more bus parking.
We're more solid defensively as well, and yes some of that is VVD and Alisson, but some of it is also a change in how we play generally, with the midfield 3 closer to the CB's.
I suppose it comes down to Klopp wanting to balance the team between attack and defense which always takes a bit of time to get right, especially when new players are being integrated as well.