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Klopp pointed out ‘few areas that need strengthening’ in Liverpool squad

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The Merseyside club have barely been active in the summer market, with only a single fresh face arriving at Anfield thus far.

Former Liverpool defender Jose Enrique has pointed out that there are “a few areas that need strengthening” in Jurgen Klopp’s squad.

Liverpool had a season to forget last time out as they finished 2020-21 trophyless and even carried the risk of missing out on Champions League qualification.

Although injuries were a major catalyst for their slip in standards, the dip in form for the likes of Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane didn’t help either.

The Reds faithful were expecting proper investment towards squad recruitment in the summer market but, by the looks of things, it seems that’s not something the club is focusing on.

A former Red has now urged the club to make at least two more additions to their squad in this transfer window.

“There’s definitely a few areas that need strengthening to be honest, but if I had to pick one, I would go for a striker or someone who can play across the front three,” Enrique told Goal, speaking in association with NetBet.

“I think we need a player similar to [Diogo] Jota or a proper No 9. When I say a proper No 9, I mean a player that is strong, can head balls and what you’d call a typical English striker.

“They need someone who can do the high pressing that Klopp demands, but when you have Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andy Robertson crossing the ball we can be dangerous with someone who can head a ball.

“I think we see Liverpool put a lot of crosses into the box, but we don’t have anyone who can take those chances other than [Sadio] Mane.

“I believe they can sell players like [Xherdan] Shaqiri, [Divock] Origi and [Takumi] Minamino so they will be able to bring in a number eight as well.

“With those two positions, I believe it will have been a good transfer window.”

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