Jose Enrique thinks Liverpool could need up to five players to refresh the squad
While the need for midfielders and a backup right-winger is apparent, Liverpool did sign Calvin Ramsay from Aberdeen in the preceding summer to support Alexander-Arnold. It is a shame that the Scotsman has played a total of 93 minutes for the Reds’ senior team this season so far.
So, regarding the right-back, it feels like the club may give Ramsay another season to settle down and challenge for a spot before thinking about his future.
In the past few years, Liverpool have signed a number of left-sided forwards. Be it Luis Diaz, Diogo Jota, Darwin Nunez or Cody Gakpo, all of them like to play either as a left winger or a number nine (Jota and Nunez prefer operating as a latter).
We have not signed a winger who is left-footed and can act as a backup for Salah and operate in other attacking positions too. Someone like Jarrod Bowen and Mohamed Kudus comes to mind. Both are great wingers who can operate as a number 10 too.
Recent reports suggest that Jurgen Klopp is unhappy with Salah and the club wants to sell him in the summer. Truth be told, that would be a travesty. The Egyptian is currently going through a bad patch in a team that is not playing well. Maybe, the manager needs to take more responsibility and play him centrally.
In terms of midfield, a lot has been already said. Liverpool lack legs, quality and dynamism in that department by a huge margin. Journalist Paul Joyce has confirmed the club’s interest in Matheus Nunes and Jude Bellingham, while Mason Mount has been strongly linked recently.
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Enrique is not far from nailing it that Liverpool need five players. They could definitely do with four in the summer – three midfielders and a left-footed right winger. Whether all those additions are dependent on us playing in the Champions League next season, remains to be seen.