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Phil Thompson discusses the three areas Jurgen Klopp still needs to strengthen his Liverpool squad

Phil Thompson has suggested that his former side Liverpool could still do with strengthening in three areas, despite their phenomenal form this season.

The Premier League leaders have enjoyed a record-breaking start to the league campaign and look well equipped for a period of sustained success after lifting three trophies during 2019, though are expected to strengthen their options during the summer transfer window.

RB Leipzig forward Timo Werner is one player who has been strongly linked with a move to Merseyside in recent months, and Thompson believes additional firepower should be on Klopp’s agenda in addition to finding competition and back-up at left-back for Andy Robertson.

Thompson also believes that the side is also lacking a player capable of unlocking packed defences, with the former Liverpool captain suggesting a move to re-sign former favourite Philippe Coutinho or a player of similar style, the Brazilian having seen his career stall since a mega-money move to Barcelona in January 2018.

“I still think we need another striker and maybe a little bit more back-up for Andy Robertson,” Thompson told Sky Sports News.

“We’re not too bad at centre-back, and I would like to think we are well blessed in midfield.”

“I don’t think the Philippe Coutinho one would ever come off again, to get him back, but it’s that sort of player that we actually need to unlock packed defences.”

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