Chris Sutton identifies player Liverpool FC need to sign in summer

The Chelsea FC legend believes Liverpool FC need to sign a commanding central midfielder in the summer transfer window

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp Photo: The Sport Review

Chris Sutton believes Liverpool FC need to sign a player capable of dominating the middle of the park.

The Reds are facing an uncertain future surrounding their promising Germany international Emre Can.

The 23-year-old has been linked with a potential move to Serie A giants Juventus, with his contract set to expire at the end of the season.

Liverpool FC captain Jordan Henderson has struggled with a string of injury problems throughout the campaign.

The Reds are set to sign Guinea international Naby Keita at the end of the season after Liverpool FC agreed a £48m transfer fee with RB Leipzig last summer.

However, former Chelsea striker Sutton believes Liverpool FC are in desperate need of a midfielder capable of showing some experience in the middle of the park.

“Liverpool missed a player who is capable of putting his foot on the ball and keeping the ball against Spurs,” Sutton told BBC Radio 5 Live. “That is what they lack.”

The Reds signed Netherlands international Virgil van Dijk in a club record £75m deal from Premier League rivals Southampton in the January transfer window.

Liverpool FC haven’t won a trophy since Jurgen Klopp took over the reins from Brendan Rodgers back in October 2015.

The Merseyside outfit were 5-0 winners against Porto in the Champions League round of 16 last week.

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