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Jamie Carragher Looks At How Liverpool Need to Strengthen Over the Summer

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The Reds need a strong summer push to get back to their previously imperious form.

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No one wants to relive the memories of Sunday’s loss to Manchester City. No thanks, hard pass. But what we can all do is look forward, and that’s what Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher did on Monday Night Football.

The former defender earmarked three places where Liverpool need to strengthen their team over the summer if they want to regain the impressive highs of the last few seasons.

“They need three players to come in, they need that centre-back, maybe he’s here now in Kabak. Someone to replace Wijnaldum and they need someone in the front three and I’m not talking about players on the bench,” Carragher said.

“I’m talking about players to come into the team, like Matip, Wijnaldum and Mane did and like Salah, Van Dijk and Alisson did. That’s what Liverpool need.”

None of that is groundbreaking analysis, and fans are also hoping that Kabak will turn out to be the savior we need in the center of the defense while Klopp’s first three center-back choices are out for the season. Gini Wijnaldum may be around next season, but that’s looking less likely by the day. If he does leave, a talent to match his will need to replace him.

And finally, rumors have swirled around possible attacking players. With the likes of Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino and Diogo Jota already jostling for position in those front spots, it will take someone special to come in and carve a place for himself.

The pandemic makes things more difficult, with cash-strapped teams scouring for the best deals on offer. There’s still a ways to go yet in the season, but the summer will certainly be interesting.