Jan Molby says overhaul is 'last thing' Liverpool want

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The former Liverpool midfielder says an overhaul of the squad after last summer's busy transfer market could be unwise.

Former Liverpool midfielder Jan Molby has said that another rebuilding job at the club is the 'last thing' they want in the summer after a poor season.

The Reds signed nine players in 2014, which has inevitably caused a degree of disruption within the squad as Brendan Rodgers undertaken the task of integrating so many fresh faces into the side.

With the club finishing the season without any silverware, and odds on to miss out on the Champions League places, there are suggestions that more money needs to be spent in the summer on quality additions in order to move forward, while some of the signings from last summer could be moved on.

Molby, offering his take, wrote in the Liverpool Echo: "We had a big overhaul last summer but it comes back to the old problem that we’ve had for a long time and that’s recruitment.

"If you recruit well it’s so much easier. It means that the players will stay at the club longer and you’ll need less and less players each summer but if you don’t recruit well you’re going to have that dilemma.

"People are talking about another rebuilding job again. It’s the last thing you want but we need to do something that’s for sure."

It's difficult to make a good case for any of the signings brought in last summer when it comes to providing value for money – especially on the striking front, in the form of Mario Balotelli and Rickie Lambert. There are plenty of younger players who have shown flashes of quality, not enough to be regarded as anything like a success, but they have at least offered some promise.

The problem for Liverpool is that they need players for the here and now and to supply them with goals when they are trying to address other areas of the side. At the end of the day, goals are what Liverpool lack, and putting the ball in the back of the net wins games.

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