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Three positions Liverpool need to strengthen this summer

1.04K   //    04 Mar 2012, 10:58 IST


Liverpool have been quite disappointing in the league this season.

Although the Carling Cup success might give a better picture of our season so far, the truth is the team has struggled for the whole season.
We haven’t struggled to perform well, like we did in the last 2 seasons but we have, in creating good chances and most importantly, converting them.
With the summer fast arriving, Liverpool are making plans on who will leave the club and who the club will try to buy. Damien Comolli, the Director of Football at the club, said that there will be no lavish spending like in the past year or so, but I think he knows our weaknesses and is making plans to fix them.
Here is a list of positions Liverpool need to strengthen in the summer, and a few suggestions on who they could buy:



The most obvious position Liverpool need to strengthen. Very often this season have Liverpool created chances, but failed to convert them. With Luis Suarez in the team, Liverpool already have a creative player, who can rip defences apart with his brilliant touches and dribbles.

What Liverpool need is a goal-scorer, someone who has a natural goal-scoring instinct. The problem is that Liverpool, if we want to get back to the top, needs a world-class striker and that’s not the sort of player you can get on the cheap.

My suggestions: Gonzalo Higuain, Luuk de Jong, Klaas Jan Huntelaar, Ricky van Wolfsvinkel, Iker Muniain, Fernando Llorente.



While Liverpool have struggled scoring, the team has very often struggled to create good chances too. With Charlie Adam currently occupying this role in the team, it is obvious that a new and better playmaker is needed.

Charlie Adam has often struggled to deliver, his passing is not on the level of a good playmaker and his giving away of dangerous free-kicks has often created problems to the defence. Liverpool need a player who can see space for a throughball, control the game and if needed, play accurate 40m passes.

My suggestions: Gaston Ramirez, Shinji Kagawa, Yoann Gourcuff.

Right Wing


The right wing position has been a problematic position for Liverpool for years now. Under Rafa Benitez, Dirk Kuyt was converted into a winger, and now under Kenny it is either Henderson or Downing playing there, both failing in that position this season.

My suggestions: Adam Johnson, Jesus Navas (not going to happen, I know), Santi Cazorla.

Another position we should strengthen is defensive midfield, to add  more competition for Lucas, but it isn’t as neccesary as these three above are.

If Liverpool strenghten the three positions above, a top 4 spot next season shouldn’t be too hard to get.

Written by Ivan Stanic

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