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Mark Lawrenson on who Liverpool should sign this summer

Mark Lawrenson told the Mirror that Liverpool need more depth to protect Andy Robertson as well as someone in Nabil Fekir’s mould.

He said: “You’d look at Liverpool now and think, ‘It’s really time to kick on’. But if people are thinking there are going to be five or six new players, I don’t see that.

“Klopp might need another left-back with Moreno going, because if Andy Robertson was out for two to three months, would you be happy with James Milner in there? This is where Liverpool have to get a little bit closer to Manchester City, who just have world-class replacements everywhere.

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“So maybe a young left-back with loads of potential who Klopp can train on and who you hope won’t play for the first four or five months if Robertson is fit. Maybe a No.10, too. They tried to get Nabil Fekir, which didn’t happen because of his knee, but that kind of player would be good.”

It must be said that although Lawro is right about Liverpool needing a new fullback and number 10, there needs to be more than just two signings this summer given the number of games scheduled to be played next season.

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With the UEFA Super Cup, FA Community Shield and FIFA Club World Cup set to be included on Liverpool’s 2019/20 calendar, more men will be needed to cope with the sheer number of games.

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Ideally, Klopp would end his summer transfer window having signed a new goalkeeper, a fullback, a number 10 and a multi-functional forward to replace Daniel Sturridge.

Only the number 10 and a forward would need to be of the highest quality as the goalie and fullback will not be expected to play very much football as they would only be needed to cover for Alisson, Andy Robertson and Trent Alexander-Arnold.

It doesn’t need to be an expensive window; just one that covers all bases.

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