Jurgen Klopp told Liverpool need three key signings to challenge for the title

ESPN FC pundit Paul Mariner believes Liverpool require signings in three key positions ahead of the new Premier League season

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp Photo: The Sport Review

Liverpool need to strengthen three key positions to challenge for the Premier League title this season, according to Paul Mariner.

The Reds have already brought in three new faces in the summer transfer window so far but Liverpool still appear to lack depth ahead of a return to the Champions League this season.

Egypt international Mohamed Salah completed a £39m switch from AS Roma last month to embark on his second stint in the Premier League.

Liverpool signed England Under-20 international Dominic Solanke for a tribunal fee from Premier League champions Chelsea in June.

Jurgen Klopp addressed his left-back headache with the £8m signing of Scotland international Andy Robertson from relegated Hull City.

Liverpool have failed to get deals for RB Leipzig midfielder Naby Keita and Southampton centre-half Virgil van Dijk over the line so far this summer.

And Mariner believes Liverpool still need to sign a goalkeeper, centre-half and a centre-midfielder in the summer transfer window to build a squad capable of winning the title.

“The goalkeeper situation isn’t solidified yet,” Mariner told ESPN FC last week.

“The centre-half position needs strengthening.

“The Van Dijk situation is running on and on. The need a signing in the centre of the park. They are still a few signings short.”

Liverpool finished in fourth place in the Premier League table last season in their first full season under Klopp.

The charismatic coach took over the reins at Anfield from Brendan Rodgers in October 2015.

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