Steven Gerrard has had his say on which positions Jurgen Klopp should be strengthening this summer for Liverpool to take the next step.
Liverpool Football Club legend Steven Gerrard has had his say on the position he feels are most in need of strengthening this summer in order for the Reds to crack on. Gerrard is preparing to move into his full time role as Liverpool U18s coach this summer ahead of next season but the former-Reds skipper’s opinion would still surely be respected at first-team level.
Speaking to BT Sport, the 37-year old explained his belief that the focus should be on a left back, the attacking line and “big name,” signings.
“We’ve got a fantastic manager at the helm, who will hopefully attract a few big names to complete the jigsaw,” he told BT Sport. “I think Liverpool are very, very close. If you look at the statistics in the top six, they’re the best team in terms of head-to-head.”
“Liverpool know where they need to improve and it’s the consistency against the teams that are maybe in the bottom half of the table. The teams that sit narrow and compact, and are difficult to break down but hopefully we can get the two or three big pieces of the jigsaw that are missing. I’m really confident Liverpool can keep moving forward and there will be success just round the corner.”
When asked specifically which positions Gerrard felt are most in need of strengthening, the former midfielder responded: “I think we need someone in the left-back position. James has done a fantastic job, but it would be nice to have another option out there as well.
“And maybe one more attacking player, to give us a bit more firepower and help us unlock these defences that are playing really narrow and compact. But I don’t think we need major construction, I think it’s just a couple of the pieces of the jigsaw left, and I’m really happy with where we are at the moment.”
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