Jamie Carragher has suggested that Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp needs to delve into the transfer market once again to sign bolster his squad.
The Reds needed a stoppage-time goal from Luis Diaz to salvage a point as they were held to a 1-1 draw against Luton Town.
Carragher said after the match that while Liverpool have improved from last season and they want to get back into the top four, the Reds are still not equipped enough to challenge for the Premier League title.
The Sky Sports pundit has suggested that Liverpool need a new midfielder and a new defender.
“I think Jurgen Klopp and Liverpool supporters know that right now – they want to get back in the top four. But in terms of challenging for the league again, I think they need a new midfield player and a new defender,” said Carragher, as quoted by Daily Star.
Liverpool are third in the league table at the moment and they will be aiming to mount a serious title challenge. However, this is a squad in transition and Klopp needs more quality players to challenge Manchester City for the title.
During the summer, Liverpool signed as many as four midfielders, but Carragher thinks that a top-class defensive midfielder is needed. Alexis MacAllister is not a natural defensive midfielder, and that’s why Klopp must get the right balance for his side.
Liverpool urgently need to sign a top-class central defender and they need to spend big to get the right player. The club need to find a long-term replacement for Virgil van Dijk although the Dutchman still remains one of the best in the league.
Joel Matip could leave the club next summer following the expiry of his contract while the likes of Ibrahima Konate and Joe Gomez have struggled with injuries in recent years and haven’t recaptured their best form.