Liverpool legend says club need ‘more strength in depth’

Liverpool legend Robbie Fowler has urged his former club to add more strength in depth following their Champions League final defeat last weekend.

The Reds were the better side in the opening 30 minutes of the game, but dropped off after Mo Salah was forced off following that challenge by Sergio Ramos. While Real Madrid were able to bring the likes of Gareth Bale off the bench in the second half, Liverpool had to turn to a half fit Adam Lallana to replace the 44 goal Egyptian.

Liverpool were missing a number of key players through injury, with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain the most high profile absentee, but their bench was significantly weaker than that of their opponents.

Now, Reds legend Robbie Fowler has urged Jurgen Klopp to add more depth to the side in order to challenge for trophies:

“I was in Kiev to witness Liverpool in the Champions League Final, and never mind the result, it was an incredible spectacle where the fans did themselves immense credit.

“For Jurgen Klopp though, there are a few issues. I spoke to him before the game, and he told me he will make signings in the summer, that the plans were already in place to make the squad much stronger.

“That is what is needed now. They have a great team, but there needs to be more strength in depth – more options when things go wrong, like they did when Ramos did Mo Salah. And he did him, don’t have any doubt about that.

“Liverpool’s whole system was undermined by that injury, and I think that is clearly something Klopp must look at. I think he is, judging by the interest in Nabil Fekir of Lyon. Fabinho looks a good signing too, because they need a touch more strength in the middle.

“Then there’s the keeper. I felt for Loris Karius, and I don’t want to crucify him. But if you are there in these big games, then you have to be ready to perform. And obviously he didn’t.

“I’m sure it is a position Klopp will look at now. He needs to.”

They have already added Naby Keita and Fabinho to their ranks this summer, and have been heavily linked with a move for Nabil Fekir.

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