Redknapp said: “He’s [Klopp] only going to be as good as the players, and at the moment they are the sixth or seventh team in the league. They do need to improve; they need to get some defenders in as they are short at the back, but where do you find the players?”
Redknapp believes that the defensive positions are the ones that need the most work on them, if Klopp is to build a Liverpool team who can realistically challenge at the top of the Premier League table.
Klopp has worked well with the squad he inherited, but Brendan Rodgers made some real errors with his recruitment, and the defence is especially mishmash.
The likes of Kolo Toure, Dejan Lovren and Martin Skrtel could all leave this summer, whilst the left-back position is also troublesome. Jon Flanagan will play there if he is fit, but he has struggled with injury recently.
Nathaniel Clyne is undoubtedly a talented right-back, so Klopp will do a lot of work improving the centre-back pairing.
Joel Matip has already been signed, but Liverpool need to bring in a truly top class and experienced centre-half to partner him, and move away from the shocking defending that has characterised the club in recent years.