Jurgen Klopp told Liverpool FC need to strengthen key position in January
Pat Nevin urges Liverpool FC to sign a couple of midfielders in the summer transfer window to sustain a title challenge
Liverpool FC need to improve their midfield in the January transfer window if Jurgen Klopp’s men are to overhaul Manchester City in the title race, according to Chelsea FC legend Pat Nevin.
The Reds have made a promising start to the Premier League season to establish themselves as Manchester City’s closest rivals for the top-flight crown after a summer of significant investment in the squad.
Klopp signed AS Roma and Brazil goalkeeper Alisson Becker and Stoke City playmaker Xherdan Shaqiri in the summer transfer window to add more quality to Liverpool FC’s starting XI.
The Reds snapped up AS Monaco’s Brazilian Fabinho and RB Leipzig star Naby Keita but the midfield pair haven’t been able to replicate the impact of Alisson and Shaqiri.
Liverpool FC have lacked creativity in the middle of the park, particularly in the long-term absence of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain due to injury.
The Reds are two points behind Manchester City in the title race, but Pep Guardiola’s side show no signs of dropping points in the Premier League despite Liverpool FC remaining on their coattails.
Former Chelsea FC and Everton winger Nevin believes Liverpool FC need to bolster their midfield options in the January transfer window.
“You have to be honest about it, and this isn’t just an ex Everton or Chelsea FC player saying it, they’re not the power and pace they were last season,” Nevin told Irish radio station Newstalk.
“I’ve watched them away in the Champions League and they don’t look anything like the Liverpool I watched last season. It might come back after January. I suspect they might need another player or two in midfield to help them in that period.”
Liverpool FC were linked with a move to sign Nabil Fekir from Lyon in the summer but the Reds were unable to agree a fee with the Ligue 1 side.