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Stating the Obvious with Jamie Carragher: Sign Reus

Jamie Carragher finally catches up with the rest of Liverpool Twitter.

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Jamie Carragher is a living legend, the last of Liverpool's one club men, and kind of comes across as someone's delightfully endearing but totally unhip dad. Liverpool fans have spent nearly two years crying out for one very specific high-profile transfer from the Bundesliga, and eighteen months after even club owner John W. Henry got in on the action, Papa Carra has finally discovered the meme all the kids are talking about.

"The squad lacks a top player who can have an immediate impact," the former Liverpool defender told Dad Magazine Sport Bild. "I'd like to see Dortmund's Marco Reus on the wing. He'd be a great fit. Add a forward and central midfielder to it and you can build on it."

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Signing Reus may not be a spectacularly novel idea, but it certainly would improve the side if Jürgen Klopp was able to swing such a deal this summer. But Carra isn't overly impressed by the team as it currently stand, and doesn't have any expectation whatsoever that Klopp's side can still challenge for Champions League qualification by finishing fourth this season.

"With this squad, Klopp can target a finish between fifth and eighth," Carragher continued. "The depth of the squad is just not good enough for more, but nobody expects more. It's not Klopp's team -- he has to work with what Rodgers left him. Also, at Liverpool a lot of money was spent and the result was negligible. That's why the coach was changed."

So, hire a new coach, sign Reus, a forward, and a central midfielder, and you'll qualify for Champions League. Easy peasy!

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