Michael Owen ‘surprised’ Liverpool haven’t made this signing yet

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Former Liverpool, Manchester United and Newcastle United striker Michael Owen believes that the Merseyside outfit need to sign a defender.

Liverpool have been quite busy in the summer transfer window so far.

The Merseyside outfit, who finished second in the Premier League last season, have signed a striker and two midfielders.

England international forward Rickie Lambert joined the Reds from Southampton for £4 million last month, and three days later midfielder Emre Can moved to Anfield from Bayer Leverkusen for just under £10m.

Then on Tuesday, Adam Lallana followed Lambert from Southampton for £23m following a brilliant 2013-14 campaign in which he was a key player in the Saints finishing eighth in the league table.

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Liverpool legend Michael Owen has hailed the recruitment of Lallana and believes that manager Brendan Rodgers now has “plenty of attacking options”.

However, the former Real Madrid and Manchester United striker says that the Reds need to sign a defender this summer.

‘Lallana is another good buy for Liverpool’, the 34-year-old wrote on Sportlobster.com. ‘Plenty of attacking options for next season but slightly surprised Brendan Rogers hasn't added a defender to his squad yet’.

Last season, Liverpool were one of the best sides to watch in the Premier League. Attacking-wise, the Reds were a menace to opposition defence, but at the back, they leaked in more goals than a championship-winning team should.

Which is why Liverpool could not win the Premier League – Manchester City did. The Citizens conceded 37 goals, the Reds shipped in 50 – almost double than Chelsea did.

Many have pointed out that Liverpool need a centre-back and a right-back to challenge for the league and progress far in the Champions League next season.

And Rodgers would know that – he would know better than anyone else what his squad needs.

The summer transfer period is still young, and Liverpool have plenty of time to make defensive reinforcements before the start of next season.

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