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Hamann: Liverpool Need “Three or Four New Players”

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The former Liverpool player is particularly concerned with the left-back position.

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Speaking for all of us, Didi Hamann discussed Liverpool’s work so far in the transfer window and emphasized that they still need three or four more players in key positions in order to compete in the Champions League next season.

Liverpool have taken a strong step in the right direction with their first signing: Mohamed Salah from AS Roma, for a record-setting transfer fee. However, their big weakness, as ever, is at the back.

Speaking to Sky Sports, the Champions League winner said, "I think there are certain areas of the team that need addressing. If you look at the left-back position, I don't think they should be going into the season with [James] Milner at left-back, he has been a tremendous player for [Man] City and for Liverpool but he's not a left-back.

"I think the left-back position needs to be addressed, maybe a centre-back, and then I think centre midfield because I think other teams have been better equipped. I would like to see another three or four players coming to the club.

"Salah is a good signing but at the same time that it probably Liverpool's strongest department, the creative department, with [Sadio] Mane, [Philippe] Coutinho, [Adam] Lallana, [Roberto] Firmino, so I think we need another three or four players."

One of the biggest storylines of Liverpool’s transfer window has been whether or not Klopp will bring in another left-back to take over primary duties from Milner. The club has subsequently been linked with every left-back who has even hinted at being available for the last six months or so. At this point, there’s been no firm interest by Klopp or the club for any one player, but this saga is sure to stretch on for weeks and months to come.