Tuesday 23 January 2018

'Liverpool and Jurgen Klopp need more wingers to become less predictable' - Jamie Carragher

Adam Lallana
Adam Lallana

Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher believes that Jurgen Klopp could struggle for results becauase there is no balance in the Reds' squad.

Three games into his tenure at Anfield, the German manager has overseen three draws, with Tottenham, Rubin Kazan and Southampton, with just two goals scored and chances to score few and far between.

Carragher, who played more than 700 matches for Liverpool between 1996 and 2013, believes that the club will have to add wingers if they are to succeed in the way that Klopp wants his side to play.

In the squad at the moment only Lazar Markovic is a full-time winger and he is on loan at Fenerbahce - Philippe Coutinho, Roberto Firmino and Adam Lallana all prefer to play behind a central striker.

"There is not enough being created," said Carragher on Sky Sports. "The football has not been quick and fast, it's been slow and predictable, they are not creating chances.

"There are no wide players in the squad, there is an abundance of No 10s. I don't know how the transfer committee thought they would fit them in," Carragher added.

"That is Jurgen Klopp's problem now. Maybe he will address that in January but there are four centre forwards and three or four No 10s and no wide players. There are some problems with that squad in terms of the quality and the balance."

Another former Liverpool legend, Graeme Soundess, agreed with Carragher, stating that Klopp should use the time between now and the January transfer window to assess the players he has and what he needs.

"Between now and Christmas it's about assessing what he (Klopp) has and hasn't got," added Souness. "The players that have arrived in recent history are not going to get too much in resale value so the owners have to put their hands in their pockets again."

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