Ex-Liverpool striker urges Klopp to strengthen two positions

June 27, 2019

Former Liverpool striker Neil Mellor has said that manager Jurgen Klopp should seek to strengthen two positions during the ongoing transfer window. The Reds managed to end a seven-year trophy drought by lifting the Champions League crown and they are now in a strong position to strengthen the squad further ahead of the 2019/2020 campaign.

Speaking to The Star, Mellor suggested that Klopp should seek to pursue a new striker and left-sided defender this summer, considering they are due to part ways with Alberto Moreno and Daniel Sturridge at the end of the month, he said: “So many players always get linked with Liverpool, that’s always the way it is. What I would say is that Moreno and Sturridge leaving Liverpool means more coverage needed in those positions, a left full-back for Robertson who has been outstanding, and perhaps he may look at depth with Daniel Sturridge leaving as a striker. One to eleven, Liverpool are outstanding. There’s no doubt about that.”

Moreno barely featured for the Reds during the previous campaign with Andrew Robertson getting the regular nod for the left-back role. Nonetheless, the Merseyside outfit may need to make a new signing for the position this summer, considering they will be without a senior deputy when Moreno leaves at the expiry of his contract.

On the other hand, the Reds are much better placed for the centre-forward role with Roberto Firmino and Divock Origi in the club’s ranks, but Klopp may consider a move for a third marksman to share some of the workload for the Cup competitions. The Reds have remained quiet during the early stages of the summer transfer window but club owner John Henry has recently confirmed that the club have sufficient funds to go on a potential spending spree to improve the squad further.