Carragher singles out area Liverpool need to strengthen ahead of new season

Liverpool's manager Juergen Klopp celebrates after the match

Liverpool have made a number of new signings this summer.

Jamie Carragher during the press conference

Popular pundit and former player Jamie Carragher says Liverpool need to bring in another left-back in order to complete their transfer dealings ahead of the new season, Sky Sports report.

The Reds have strengthened in a number of positions this summer, bringing in goalkeeper Loris Karius, centre-back Joel Matip, midfielder Mark Grujic and attacker Sadio Mane among others.

But Carragher still feels the Merseyside club are one short, highlighting their lack of strength in the left-back position following the decision to play James Milner there in the recent friendly win over Barcelona.

Liverpool's James Milner

"I think defensively, yeah. I think the left back area is certainly something that hopefully someone will be coming in after the young lad at Leicester has not come off,” Carragher told Sky Sports.

"But James Milner is playing there and I thought James Milner for 35-45 minutes - I mean the challenge he made in the first half to stop a certain goal - he played very well there.”

“But I think you want to be going into the season with one recognised left back.”

Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp

Liverpool were heavily linked with Leicester City’s Ben Chilwell, yet the England under-21 international snubbed a move to Anfield and instead signed a new five-year deal with the East Midlands club (the Mirror).

The Reds have enjoyed a terrific pre-season in terms of results and performances, and they topped off their preparations with a superb 4-0 win over La Liga giants Barcelona at Wembley.

Jurgen Klopp says it is very much his squad now following the club’s foray in the transfer market this summer, and there is plenty of optimism building around Anfield as we approach the new Premier League season.

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