Jurgen Klopp
Jurgen Klopp

Jurgen urged to bolster Liverpool's midfield

ANI | Updated: Oct 08, 2018 19:18 IST

London [UK], Oct 8 (ANI): Close on the heels of a dull stalemate against champions Manchester City, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has been
urged to rope in a strong midfielder to bolster the Reds' ranks.
The previous four clashes of Klopp's men against City in the Premier League at Anfield have been bagged by Liverpool.
But Klopp's men were unable to maintain the momentum as they took just two shots at the woodworks during their 90-minute goalless draw.
Former defender Jamie Carragher believes the dismal performance highlights lack of options in the middle.
"If Liverpool are in a really good position in January, I think they've got to be looking to address that (midfield area)," goal.com quoted him as saying.
"It's not even necessarily having someone who comes in and plays every single game. They just haven't even got anyone like that in the squad. Adam Lallana is too injury prone. Even if Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain comes back, [Naby] Keita goes in or Fabinho goes in they are all the same," he stated.
After acquiring Naby Keita, Fabinho and Xherdan Shaqiri during the summer, a move for Frenchman Nabil Fekir fell through after the Lyon player failed the medical test.
Graeme Souness believes Klopp still has unfinished business in the transfer market, failing to exploit the position fully.
"In summer, Liverpool signed Fabinho, signed Keita and also tried to sign [Nabil] Fekir from Lyon. I think that tells you how Jurgen sees their midfield. The danger is, when you try to go for more quality, you might not get someone who puts the same shift in. That's the balancing act. Jurgen likes to call it 'rock and roll football' with a high tempo and intensity. Would you get that from someone who's got a bit more class?" the Scot said. (ANI)