Jamie Carragher has revealed the areas he believes Liverpool need to strengthen as the club consider their options in the transfer market this summer.
Jurgen Klopp’s side have been linked with a whole host of players in recent weeks as attentions begin to turn towards the summer transfer window, with the Merseyside club keen to strengthen their options following their success in recent seasons.
The Premier League leaders have continually been linked with a move for RB Leipzig forward Timo Werner, and Carragher believes a move for the Germany international makes sense for his former side as they seek additional attacking depth.
Speaking to Sky Sports, Carragher revealed he believes Klopp should be seeking competition for the club’s front three this summer, whilst he also suggested a back-up at left-back for Andy Robertson should also be on the Reds’ transfer agenda.
“I think there could be something more in reserve for the front three. I think Liverpool have been lucky in that the best players and most important players for Jurgen Klopp have never really suffered injury-wise, certainly big injuries, if you think of the front three, the full-backs and Virgil van Dijk,” the former Reds defender said.
“Can there be more back-up if something happens? Certainly with Andy Robertson at left-back, probably the only recognised left-back at the club.
“I just think Liverpool need more than Divock Origi as back-up for the front three when they are out, and hence why Liverpool have been linked with Timo Werner. I actually do think Liverpool need to invest to keep them where they are.
“So certainly for me, a strong understudy to Andrew Robertson, and certainly someone who is really going to push that front three. I think they certainly need to spend big to keep them ahead of the pack.
“I think the great thing about Klopp is he does give youngsters the chance. Not all of them will go on to become first-team regulars, but you will always get one or two who show the manager that they can step up.
“We talk a lot about Liverpool’s midfield, we ask whether it lacks creativity, has it got a David Silva or Kevin De Bruyne? But Liverpool play completely different.
“Their central midfielder players have to run and cover a lot for the front three, so you look at midfield and the set up always has great energy. Even with (Naby) Keita and (Alex) Oxlade-Chamberlain, who are probably not first choice, when they come in are full of pace and energy.