By Danny Wright
Anfield legend Jamie Carragher believes that Jurgen Klopp needs to add a lot of strength in depth to his Liverpool squad this summer.
The Reds were known to struggle against weaker teams last season, but strangely do really well against clubs that are battling for places in Europe.
Carragher, 39, would like to see his old club improve on what they currently have, and not bring in players who could provide back-up roles to Klopp’s current crop of stars as it will help ensure that the squad rotated, motivated and fresh for matches against all kinds of teams.
“The actual team, the XI, could go up against anyone – we saw that in the big games with some great results in those games,” said the former Liverpool defender, as quoted by the Mirror in their live transfer blog on Sunday [7:36PM].
“But over the season, especially around Christmas and January, it was evident that the squad wasn’t big enough or strong enough. That needs adding to.
“But rather than just adding players to the squad, you want to add players to the team. If you add three or four players and they go straight into the first XI, three or four of those who were playing week in, week out last season go to the bench.
“It makes the bench a lot stronger and your team a lot stronger. It’s not just numbers. It’s about getting the right quality that can go straight into the team.”
Liverpool are yet to make any additions to their squad but seemed as though they were close to landing Southampton ace Virgil van Dijk to their ranks before confirming that they pulled out of any kind of deal.
Some of the main areas that Klopp might be inclined to improve at up front and at the back.
KingFut has recently reported that Mohamed Salah is on his way to England to undergo a medical with the five-times European champions.
However fans may start to get twitchy soon if the Reds fail to announce a new signing, after watching local rivals Everton splash over £50million on two new captures in the last few days.