Liverpool opinion: Reds need to strengthen their full-back positions in the summer and not just the attack
The German has taken a team struggling to find an identity after Brendan Rodgers was sacked, and has transformed the team into Premier League contenders.
Most of Klopp’s signings at Liverpool have worked well, except Loris Karius, who is now struggling at Besiktas.
The Reds have one of the best first XIs in the Premier League, however, they need to strengthen a few positions.
Attack needs more cover
Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino strike fear into most defences but there isn’t a lot of quality cover for the trio.
Divock Origi and Daniel Sturridge have struggled to have the same impact when starting or coming off the bench. In fact, Origi was linked with a move away in the winter window (h/t Mirror), while Sturridge is out of contract at the end of the season.
The Englishman spent the second half of last season on loan at West Brom and that didn’t work well for him.
The Reds could do with some quality wingers/attackers to take the pressure off our front three, and we have been a little fortunate that none of the three picked up a serious injury this season.
The midfield seems well stocked at the moment, but the full-back positions are also in need of additions in the summer.
Robbo and Trent need competition too
Andy Robertson and Trent Alexander-Arnold are possibly two of the best full-backs in the Premier League.
The pair bomb forward and help out the attack with their fantastic crosses, but the Reds are thin on quality cover for the pair.
Joe Gomez can slot in as the right-back but his best games have come in the heart of the defence. We tried Jordan Henderson as the right-back in some instances and that experiment didn’t go well.
Alberto Moreno hasn’t really put Robertson in major pressure for a place in the first XI and has been linked with a move in the summer (h/t Metro)
Our utility man, James Milner, can slot in either position, however, his best performances have always come in the midfield.
Liverpool has youngsters such as Ki-Jana Hoever and Rafa Camacho who can play as the full-back, but they need time to develop.
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The Reds need to keep improving to stay above their rivals, and a couple of decent full-backs should not only provide cover to Trent and Robbo but also competition.