Carragher outlines three signings Liverpool need to avoid Klopp mistake
Jamie Carragher has identified the three positions that Liverpool need to strengthen in if they are to reclaim the Premier League title.
The Reds are now 10 points adrift of Manchester City in the league, having been thrashed 4-1 by Pep Guardiola ’s side on Sunday.
Jurgen Klopp’s side have been hit by injuries to several key players this season, including Virgil van Dijk and Sadio Mane.
That has highlighted the lack of depth in the Liverpool squad, with midfielders Jordan Henderson and Fabinho called upon to fill in at centre-back.
The lack of quality of Klopp’s back-ups, such as Divock Origi, has also highlighted a mistake in the club’s transfer policy, with rivals such as Manchester City possessing deeper squads.
And Carragher has identified the three positions most in need of high-quality reinforcements.
“Liverpool haven't got the squad and quality of back-ups of other clubs,” Carragher said on Sky Sports’ Monday Night Football show.
“I'm convinced they'll be back. I still think they need three players.
“They need that centre-back, maybe he's joined now in [Ozan] Kabak, they need someone to replace Wijnaldum and they need someone in the front three.
“And I'm not talking about players on the bench. I'm talking about players that come into the team like Matip, Wijnaldum and Mane did – and like Salah, Van Dijk and Alisson did.”
Liverpool will almost certainly need to add to their squad in the summer transfer window if they are to keep pace with City.
But despite the Reds failing to mount a sustained title defence this season, Carragher is certain they will return to the top of the Premier League.
“Manchester City are a massive example for Liverpool this season,” Carragher said.
“Man City lost nine league games last season. They were 25, 30 points behind Liverpool – and look at them now. That can easily happen to Liverpool next season, there's no doubt about that.
“What Man City are doing right now should be an example for everyone in that Liverpool dressing room, and Jurgen Klopp, that it's not the end of the world what is happening right now.
“They've got more than enough to come back.”
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