Alan Shearer says Jurgen Klopp still needs to perform 'major surgery' at Liverpool

Alan Shearer

The German is already a popular figure at Anfield.

Liverpool picked up a great win against Chelsea yesterday. They won 3-1 at Stamford Bridge thanks to a double from Philippe Coutinho and a striker from summer signing Christian Benteke.

It was the club's first win under new manager Jurgen Klopp. The German has already won the hearts of English football fans across the country and most were happy to see him in good spirits as Liverpool pulled off this coup.

But the job is far from done at Anfield.

Writing in his column for betting site Coral former Newcastle United striker turned BBC pundit Alan Shearer has made it clear that Liverpool still need to change things up if they are to succeed under Klopp.

He stated:

"Klopp has been in long enough now that his players will be getting used to his methods. They will know what he wants and expects from them.

"If he is being honest, he’s probably disappointed with the squad he has taken over, and he will now know (if he didn’t already) just what a big job he has on his hands.

"There is going to be major surgery required to make them the force they want to be."

Liverpool certainly need to look at strengthening certain areas of the team. They still lack width and cover in defensive positions whilst question marks always seem to surround Belgian stopper Simon Mignolet.

Liverpool are likely to make some moves in the January transfer window as Klopp looks to bring in some of his own recruits.

Shearer thinks they need to and they are still short of what they need to challenge for the title once again.

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