Liverpool legend Mark Lawrenson believes that the Reds will look to strengthen two positions in the transfer market this summer.
The TV pundit is not expecting his former club to have a busy transfer window but sees the Merseysiders signing a new left-back, as well as an attacking midfielder:
“This is where Liverpool have to get a little bit closer to Manchester City, who just have world-class replacements everywhere. So maybe a young left-back with loads of potential who Klopp can train on and who you hope won’t play for the first four or five months if Robertson is fit.”
“Maybe a No.10, too. They tried to get Nabil Fekir, which didn’t happen because of his knee, but that kind of player would be good.”
A replacement for the departing Alberto Moreno will likely be a priority. There are no obvious candidates coming through the academy on the left-hand side so a backup will certainly be required for Andy Robertson.
Lawrenson’s reason for signing a new number 10 also seems like a sensible suggestion. With no replacement for Philippe Coutinho, Liverpool have lacked some guile in the middle of the park.
A player who can unlock defences and score a few from long range would greatly strengthen the Reds, and add another dimension to their attacking threat.
Jurgen Klopp’s side scored 89 in the league last campaign, so it’s hardly a problem area, but giving the team some added creativity could tip things in Liverpool’s favour in the race for the title next season.