Rio Ferdinand and Michael Owen have supplied their evaluation of Liverpool’s squad and consider supervisor Jurgen Klopp might have an issue brewing within the close to future
Rio Ferdinand and Michael Owen have agreed on the largest drawback which Liverpool should handle within the close to future.
In comparison with a few of their rivals, Liverpool had a quiet summer time switch window, with Ibrahima Konate’s £36million transfer from RB Leipzig their sole addition.
Whereas they have been inactive within the switch market, Liverpool did use the summer time for some vital enterprise.
Jordan Henderson, Virgil van Dijk, Alisson, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Fabinho and Andy Robertson all renewed their offers over August as Liverpool moved to safe a few of their key gamers for the long-term.
Nevertheless, former Manchester United defender Ferdinand believes Jurgen Klopp might have benefited from some reinforcements in attacking positions, with little depth behind Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane.
“Pay attention, there’s a spot for expertise and there’s a spot for youth, however you’ve received to get that stability proper,” he mentioned on BT Sport.
“If you happen to have been going to degree any criticism at Liverpool over the past switch home windows, you’d say they might’ve spent a bit extra when it comes to numbers and high quality and add a bit extra high quality within the ahead areas.
“They added [Diogo] Jota [last summer] who sadly received injured and he did rather well. You’d like that little bit of skill to flex your muscle tissue.
“You go searching Europe and have a look at the flexibility after which the gamers round that to return in, Liverpool exterior the entrance three are means behind these groups.”
Salah, Mane and Firmino all have contracts which expire on the finish of June 2023, which means Liverpool will quickly have some choices to make over their futures.
The Reds’ attacking trio are additionally all 29 years outdated – and with simply Divock Origi and Takumi Minamino in reserve presently – Klopp might do with some recent faces.
“I feel Liverpool are going to deal with it,” former Liverpool striker Owen mentioned.
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“What I feel the large concern is [that] everybody goes to be outdated on the similar time, in three or 4 years. Have a look at the entrance three: Firmino, Salah and Mane – all late 20s.
“One other three or 4 years you’re not going to switch one, it hastily goes bump and also you’ve received to switch two of them.
“I feel that’s the overall across the staff – the Matips, the Van Dijks – they’re all late 20s now.
“You’ve received your Henderson and Milners, however that’s high-quality, that’s skilled however when there’s a glut – that may occur – in 4, 5 years that’s one thing that Jurgen Klopp has to deal with subsequent 12 months.”
Liverpool determined to consolidate their place in the summertime switch window, however participant gross sales could put them in place within the coming home windows.
Harry Wilson, Marko Grujic, Taiwo Awoniyi and Xherdan Shaqiri have been all offered for sizable switch charges, which means funds might be accessible for additional additions in 2022.