Ian Wright discusses Liverpool’s January transfer plans; outlines two positions which need strengthening

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Jurgen Klopp has taken charge of a Liverpool squad lacking in real quality.

Liverpool were defeated 3-0 by Watford on Sunday, and Ian Wright reacted to the result on BBC Radio 5 Live's 606 show by claiming that Jurgen Klopp has some real work to do in the transfer market.

He said: “Apart from the name, that they are playing for Liverpool, there is nothing in that team who frightens me. There are players that have got to go. Once he [Klopp] gets his players in we might start to see his Liverpool. I think he needs to get a goalkeeper and a striker [in January].”

Wright is extremely critical of the Liverpool squad, claiming that there is no real talent in the team, with their reputations improved simply as they are playing for a club with Liverpool’s name.

Whilst critical, it is hard to disagree with Wright’s assessment having seen the Reds take on Liverpool. They were against a squad worth much, much less than them, but the Merseyside club were comprehensively outplayed in every area of the game.

This was not a poor one-off performance, it is a recurring theme.

Wright has claimed that many of this squad need to be sold, having seen Brendan Rodgers bring in loads of mediocrity, and the former Arsenal striker has said there are two positions specifically which need improving.

A goalkeeper and a striker have been highlighted by Wright, having seen Adam Bogdan and Simon Mignolet struggle between the posts this term. A striker is needed to cover for Daniel Sturridge, as although he is arguably the best goalscorer in the division, the back-up options for him are lacking in enough quality, considering how ofter Sturridge is out of action.

It promises to be an intriguing January for Liverpool, and Klopp needs to get busy to start restructuring the club he inherited.

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