Liverpool transfers: ‘Brendan Rodgers needs three quality additions’

Liverpool transfers: Jamie Carragher feels Reds manager Brendan Rodgers is facing a crucial transfer window

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff

Jamie Carragher has called on the Liverpool owners to trust Brendan Rodgers’s judgement in the club’s pursuit of “quality additions” in the summer.

Manchester City will win the Premier League title if the Citizens pick up a point against West Ham United regardless of Liverpool’s result at home to Newcastle United on Sunday.

Liverpool don’t need a summer where they buy players to fit in around the edges. They need quality additions

Jamie Carragher

Carragher was part of the Liverpool sides that came close to winning the title in 2002 and 2009 but failed to replicate their performances in the season following after poor transfer dealings.

And the Liverpool legend feels it is vital that Rodgers signs two defenders and a midfielder who can walk straight into the starting line-up as well as adding more depth to the squad.

“So now is where things become complicated for the modern Liverpool and many will wonder — me included — if they have it in them to go again should they miss out. It is essential the moves they make once the window opens are right,” Carragher wrote in his Liverpool Echo column.

“Look at last summer’s signings. The big money buys, Simon Mignolet and Mamadou Sakho, have done OK but need to improve, while the rest — Iago Aspas, Luis Alberto, Victor Moses and Aly Cissokho — failed to contribute.

“What difference would they have made if they had been a success?

“Moses and Cissokho, who came on loan, will go back to their parent clubs, but if Aspas and Alberto stay they will have to start making a difference, as Liverpool’s workload will be increased with the Champions League to factor in.

“Liverpool don’t need a summer where they buy players to fit in around the edges. They need quality additions. They need three players to go straight into the team — two defenders and a midfielder — then another striker and a wide player to add depth and quality.

“We hear a lot about the transfer committee who work behind the scenes at Anfield but however the system operates, the owners need to back Rodgers financially and trust his judgment to bring in the quality that will prevent a repeat of what happened after 2002 and 2009.”

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