Ray Parlour believes Liverpool are lacking defensively

England's Ray Parlour

The Reds have spent big money improving this summer, but Parlour still has a doubt.

England's Ray ParlourEngland's Ray Parlour

Ray Parlour has told talkSPORT that he still thinks that Liverpool are lacking defensively ahead of the new season.

The Reds have been busy this summer, as seven new signings have arrived at the club so far.

The big money has been spent on improving their forward line, with Sadio Mane and Georginio Wijnaldum both arriving for lofty price tags.

Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp after the match with ChelseaLiverpool manager Juergen Klopp after the match with Chelsea

Jurgen Klopp has also moved to improve his defence, although the deals for both Joel Matip and Ragnar Klavan have been much cheaper than those for their new forwards 

And Parlour believes that the defence is still an area that they are lacking in.

“They’ve got good players with lots of options up front,” he told talkSPORT.

“Defensively is probably where they are lacking but I think they will be organised as usual. Klopp has had time to look at the defence and assess whether they’re good enough.”

Estonia's Ragnar KlavanEstonia's Ragnar Klavan

It remains to be seen if Klopp does believe that his current options in defence are good enough or if further signings are needed.

It is fair to say that the position has been a problematic one for the Reds for several years with it particularly hampering them during Brendan Rodgers’ reign.

So far they have avoided a big name signing to try to fix it and it will be interesting to see if Klopp decides to change that stance before the end of the window.

Liverpool manager Juergen KloppLiverpool manager Juergen Klopp

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