Jurgen Klopp told to make these three Liverpool signings to strengthen spine

Phil Thompson wants Liverpool to strengthen three areas in Jurgen Klopp's squad this summer

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp Photo: The Sport Review

Phil Thompson believes Liverpool need to sign a centre-half, holding midfielder and a striker in the summer.

The Reds finished the 2016-17 season in fourth place in the Premier League table to secure a return to the Champions League.

Liverpool will be eager to bolster their squad in the summer transfer window given their injury problems in the second half of the season.

The 18-time English champions have already agreed to sign England Under-21 international Dominic Solanke in a free transfer from Premier League champions Chelsea.

Liverpool signed seven players in the summer transfer window to bolster Jurgen Klopp’s squad after the Reds finished in eighth place in the Premier League table in 2015-16.

Speaking to Sky Sports News HQ, former Liverpool captain Thompson explains the three areas that Klopp needs to strengthen in the summer transfer window.

“Liverpool need a stronger spine to the team, by which I mean a top centre-back, a strong holding midfielder and a striker who is ready to produce goals,” Thompson said.

Liverpool crashed out of the Champions League group stage the last time that the Reds competed in Europe’s premier club competition.

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