Rio Ferdinand tells Jurgen Klopp where Liverpool need top-class signing
The Manchester United legend pinpoints where Liverpool need investment in the next transfer window
Rio Ferdinand believes Liverpool are paying the price for failing to sign a dominant centre-half in the summer transfer window.
The Merseyside outfit playing out a thrilling 3-2 win against Leicester City at the King Power Stadium on Saturday evening.
Liverpool squandered a 2-0 lead and a 3-1 lead to give the Foxes a route back into the Premier League clash.
Belgium goalkeeper Simon Mignolet was particularly poor in Liverpool’s goal despite saving a second-half penalty.
Liverpool defenders Dejan Lovren and Alberto Moreno came in for criticism after the Reds conceded 11 times in six games.
Former Manchester United defender Ferdinand believes Klopp should have signed a centre-have to provide defensive stability.
“I think it’s the individual errors that they’re making at the back,” Ferdinand told BT Sport’s Premier League Tonight show.
“In the Premier League this season Liverpool have allowed the fewest shots on their own goal so that tells you that the system is working.
“I think the big thing they lost out on was in the summer transfer window.
“They needed a dominant centre-half which he doesn’t have currently in his squad. That has been a big negative in the Liverpool team this season.”
Liverpool were heavily linked with a move to sign Netherlands international Virgil van Dijk from Premier League rivals Southampton.
The Reds were forced to issue a statement apologising to the Saints over their pursuit of the former Celtic defender.
While Liverpool officially ended their interest in signing Van Dijk, the Reds continued to be linked with a move to sign the 25-year-old.
The Merseyside outfit signed AS Roma winger Mohamed Salah, Chelsea teenager Dominic Solanke, Hull City defender Andy Robertson and Arsenal midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain in the summer.