Liverpool still need to strengthen in the summer transfer window

Liverpool still need to strengthen in the summer transfer window

Liverpool are running away with the Premier League this season. The Reds currently sit 25 points ahead of second-placed Manchester City as Jurgen Klopps’ men have swept aside all challengers, winning all but one of their league games.

And, the Reds are in action again on Monday as they host West Ham, looking to make it 27 games unbeaten in the top flight. The Merseyside club sit at 2/11 on the odds for that game with Liverpool odds being offered far and wide from gambling sites like Sugar House Casino as the Reds look set to win only their first Premier League title.

But, after this season ends, just what can Klopp do in the transfer market to ensure that the high standards displayed in 2019 and 2020, continue?

Left-back

Andy Robertson is Liverpool’s only left-back at the club with experience following the departure of Alberto Moreno last summer. 20-year-old Liverpudlian Adam Lewis and teenager Ki-Jana Hoever are tipped for big things in the years ahead, but Klopp will surely delve into the market for some more experience in this position.

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The Reds’ injury problems last season did expose a lack of depth along the backline, so perhaps some versatility in this position may be identified.

Attacking midfield

Whilst Liverpool have amassed 61 goals in the Premier League so far, that is still four behind the tally accrued by the underwhelming Manchester City.

Naby Keita has failed to live up to the attacking hype in his two seasons at the club, though continues to impress as a more defensively-minded midfielder as does Fabinho. Georginio Wijnaldum pops up with appearances and goals every now and then whilst Adam Lallana has failed to penetrate the first-team with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain unable to get any consistency due to injury.

It also seems as, like against Atletico Madrid in midweek, that Jurgen Klopp does not have an answer when the front three of Sadio Mane, Mo Salah and Roberto Firmino are underperforming. Divock Origi is able to come off the bench as he did in Spain the other night, but that hardly inspired the Reds.

Striker

A few years ago, Klopp seemed to have a glut of strikers on the books. That changed last summer as Danny Ings, Daniel Sturridge and Rhian Brewster (on-loan) all left the club. This leaves just Belgian Divock Origi who has shown glimpses of class, but still seems expendable.

Roberto Firmino needs another backup, in case of injury or fatigue. One that can press from the front, make life easier for the wide men and score goals may become imperative this summer if Liverpool are to build on a stunning season.

Comments

One response to “Liverpool still need to strengthen in the summer transfer window”

  1. Rhoo123 says:

    Out of all the positions you have mentioned I only see a striker walking through the door.
    Klopps system does not use AM and his not willing to change it, this was proved with Coutinho, Ox and Wijnaldum having to adapt to a midfield 3 as 8’s even though they were AM, 10’s and a winger + the tactics will not be as effective if a 10 is introduced because already we have a 10 hidden as 9. This will minimise the amount of space Firmino can operate in.
    We have a long list of 8’s to begin with: Ox, Keita, Milner, Henderson, Jones, Grujic is set to return, Wijnaldum, if needs be Trent and Minamino can step in. We are covered in this position.
    I agree with the striker part as a back up for the front 3 to cover for injuries, fatigue, lack of form, suspension, tactical advantage etc. all of this without dropping the standard of the team because Origi and Shaqiri are not up to the levels of a regular starter up front.

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Updated: 2020-03-09 08:06:12
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