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4 signings who can take Liverpool to the next level

Tanish Nandy
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5.43K   //    10 Dec 2018, 12:35 IST

Nabil Fekir: Liverpool's longstanding transfer target
Nabil Fekir: Liverpool's longstanding transfer target

Liverpool have started the season in great fashion as they sit at the top of the PL table with 13 wins and 3 draws in their first 16 games. Jurgen Klopp admittedly has taken a more concerned approach this season, seeing off games with more control, compared to the flamboyant attacking style they took last season.

Success still comes at a cost, and their league success means they have taken a more casual approach in the Champions League this season, losing 3 games and winning 2 there. Squad depth (even though it is much improved) is still a concern for the Merseyside giants.

With all the financial superpowers in the world like Manchester City or PSG not shying away from spending, Liverpool also need to be very active in the transfer market to take themselves to the next level.


#1 Backup right-back

His emergence has been no short of a fairy tale
His emergence has been no short of a fairy tale

Trent Alexander-Arnold bust through the ranks of Liverpool in heroic fashion in the last two seasons. Everyone loves a local lad, Liverpool got one. His emergence has been no short of a fairy tale. But Liverpool still has a problem with that position.

Trent, even though is brilliant, is just 20 years old, and you cannot expect a 20 year old to play 50-60 games in a season. Klopp puts in Joe Gomez while rotating that position, and he has been a very able deputy, but lets be honest, his future lies at centre-back where he has been one of the reasons why Liverpool have conceded only 6 goals in the league so far.

So, a backup right-back is very much needed at the moment, he would provide able competition for the Liverpool youngster.

Possible signings: Ricardo Pereira, Aaron Wan-Bissaka


#2 Ball playing midfielder

Adrien Rabiot
Adrien Rabiot
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You'll be surprised by this because Liverpool are well stacked in the midfield area, but they really are well short of quality. The only factor that has held back Liverpool this season is their midfield. Even though summer signings like Fabinho and Naby Keita are yet to feature prominently for The Reds, Liverpool are still short of a ball carrier in the midfield.

With James Milner likely to leave for his boyhood club, Leeds United, if they achieve promotion to the Premier League this season, which is looking very possible right now, The Reds would be short of a midfielder, and it's very important for Jurgen Klopp's side to invest in the position.

Possible signings: Adrien Rabiot, Aaron Ramsey, Tanguy Ndombele, Houssem Aouar

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