Sean Lawson has been speaking on the latest episode of the LFC Daytrippers podcast offering his opinions on how Liverpool should approach the upcoming summer transfer window.
The reigning champions are in danger of missing out on a place in the top four, and consequently, next season’s Champions League. It would be a disastrous outcome for a side who were European champions just a couple of years ago, and Lawson believes a big signing or two over the summer is needed to return the Reds to their former glories.
Lawson said: “I do think they need a similar window to the window when we just missed out on the Champions League, when we lost the final. Not a rebuild, so to speak, but I think we need to be looking at the team next year and going, ‘You know what? We are definitely stronger than we were in August this time last year.’
“Whether that’s one or two bodies in the starting XI, because you look at what we have now, the players who are there, not only are they not available enough, they’re just not good enough, either.”
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Liverpool have been desperately unlucky with injuries this season. Key figures such as Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez and Joel Matip have missed huge chunks of the current campaign, leaving Klopp to rely upon several fringe players.
While the likes of Fabinho and Jordan Henderson have performed admirably out of position throughout 2020/21, there has arguably been a significant drop-off in standards due to the lack of strength in depth at Anfield, and that is something their German manager will surely look to address over the summer.