Liverpool will be hoping to add to their squad once again when the transfer window re-opens.
Danny Murphy has suggested that Liverpool defender Andrew Robertson won’t be able to cope with the ‘intensity’ next season and the club need to find some cover in the summer.
Left-back Robertson has been a key player for the club this season, both from a defensive and offensive standpoint and has produced a number of match-winning displays.
Jurgen Klopp’s side ended the 2018/19 Premier League campaign as runners-up to champions Manchester City, who recorded 98 points after 38 matches to their 97 points.
Given how well Liverpool played this season without any reward, it won’t be a surprise to see them bulk up their squad a little bit more in the summer in order to take that next step.
Speaking to Jim White on TalkSport (14/05/2019 at 10:40 am), Murphy offered his thoughts on what The Reds need to do when the transfer window re-opens.
“When you think about Origi when he’s come in recently done and even Shaqiri, given a bit more time those two could be very valuable to Liverpool in the next couple of years,” Murphy told TalkSport. “But I still think if you compare it to City because defensively Liverpool have the best defence.
“Gomez to come back. They missed him a lot this season. Gomez or Matip to partner Van Dijk. Then there’s Robertson and Trent Alexander-Arnold. Maybe some cover at left-back. It’s hard to think Robertson can carry on the season playing with an intensity that he does without the odd break.
“One more midfielder if one of the older boys goes. Someone like Zaha, I am not suggesting him necessarily, but that type. Someone who is dynamic, so if you lost a Mane or a Salah, you’re not panicking.”
Liverpool’s starting XI is as strong as any other team in England’s top-flight, but more depth in quality is what will be needed by Klopp if he wants to lift the Premier League title.
Adding a few players to the squad during the summer could do wonders for the club, but before then, they will be focusing their attention on winning the Champions League.
At the start of next month, The Merseyside giants will travel to Madrid where they will aim to beat Tottenham Hotspur and win their sixth European crown.
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