Former Liverpool midfielder Jan Molby says the Reds lack players who can score over 20 goals in the Premier League and has backed only three to four players in the league to achieve that feat this season.

The Merseyside club have the second best goal scoring record in the Premier League with 16 goals, two behind league leaders Manchester City. Jurgen Klopp has the services of Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane and Philippe Coutinho lead the attack. In addition to this, he has the likes of Daniel Sturridge and Divok Origi.

However, Molby believes neither of these players can bag in excess of 20 league goals, but remains confident that goals will flow for the Merseyside club and has backed over five players to reach double figures this term.

"There are three or four Premier League players that you'd put your life on them scoring in excess of 20 league goals. None of them are Liverpool players but there's every chance we'll have five players in double figures this season," Molby told the Liverpool Echo.

"The goals are flowing and they are being shared around which is a real positive. Sometimes you can sense it before a game and I had the feeling before kick-off against Hull that it was going to be a very comfortable afternoon.

"Yes, they weren't helped by the red card but by then the pattern of the game was set. Liverpool were ahead and in complete control.

"In fact going down to 10 men might have actually helped Hull as it was so easy for Liverpool in that second half that their intensity levels dropped. Adam Lallana was excellent once again. Everything he does this season is so productive for the team."

Klopp will take his men to the Liberty Stadium as Liverpool take on Swansea City in the next league tie on 1 October. Molby claims the struggling Swans will not be an easy fixture for the Reds.

Liverpool scored 11 goals in last three Premier League matches GEOFF CADDICK/AFP/Getty Images

"I don't see Saturday's game as an easy three points for Liverpool. Swansea maybe struggling but they can be a dangerous Premier League opponent," the former Reds midfielder explained.

"They held Chelsea at home and Man City were made to work for their win there last weekend. I look at Hull and don't see where their threat is going to come from. But with Swansea, I see Sigurdsson, Fer and Llorente, who is a striker with qualities we have struggled against in recent seasons."