Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher has advised the club on what to do in the transfer market ahead of next summer. The ex-Liverpool defender spoke on transfers at Anfieldvia Sky Sports shortly after their unbeaten start to the season ended at West Ham United.
According to Carragher, Liverpool need to sign players in both the midfield and attacking departments. He pointed out that the Reds signed Portuguese attacking talent Diogo Jota from fellow Premier League team Wolves last summer and also signed defender Moussa Konate from German Bundesliga club RB Leipzig this summer, and that they need a similar addition in their midfield.
Liverpool were weakened in midfield this summer when Dutchman Georginio Wijnaldum left the club to sign for French giants Paris Saint Germain (PSG) as a free agent this summer. The Netherlands international left Liverpool at the end of his contract. He has penned a three-year deal at PSG until the summer of 2024.
Sky Sports pundit Carragher also advised Liverpool officials to ensure that they refresh the attack. He warned against an ageing front three. Brazilian attacker Roberto Firmino, Egyptian international Mohamed Salah and Senegalese player Sadio Mane have been the main attacking trio at Liverpool for some years before the club signed Jota at the start of last season. Carragher also pointed out that the recent starting XI against Atletico Madrid in the Champions League was the oldest fielded by the club in decades.
Liverpool were unbeaten in ten games at the start of this season’s Premier League campaign before they were beaten 3-2 at West Ham United thanks to the goals from Alisson Becker (own goal), Pablo Fornals and French defender Kurt Zouma for the home team, while Trent Alexander-Arnold and second half substitute DivockOrigi were on target for Liverpool. The result left Liverpool in fourth place and four points off Chelsea at the summit.