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Jamie Carragher thinks Liverpool need three top-class signings in order to get back to the top of the Premier League. The Reds suffered a 4-1 defeat to Manchester City on Sunday at Anfield and following the defeat, they are currently 4th in the league table with 10 points behind City, who are leading the table with 50 points and a game in hand.
Jurgen Klopp’s side have been dealing with long-term injuries as Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez are currently sidelined. The Reds signed Ozan Kabak from Schalke on loan during the January transfer window as well as they welcomed Ben Davies from Preston.
“Initially, when Jurgen Klopp came in, Liverpool were a team who were sixth or seventh,” Carragher said on Sky Sports’ Monday Night Football.
“His first summer he brought in three players – Joel Matip, Georginio Wijnaldum, and Sadio Mane. That then took them into the Champions League.
“Over the next 12 months he then brought in Mohamed Salah in the summer, Virgil van Dijk in the January and Alisson on the back of the 2018 Champions League final. That then took them on again, to the Champions League win and the title.
“I think Liverpool are back at that stage where they need those three players to come in again to give them that jolt.
“People say, ‘Well, Jurgen doesn’t rotate’. Liverpool haven’t got the quality of squad and back up of other clubs. Liverpool wouldn’t have won the trophies they have done over the last two or three years if he’d rotated.
“I still think they will be back but they need three players.
“They need a centre-back, maybe he’s joined now in Ozan Kabak, they need someone to replace Wijnaldum, and they need someone in the front three.
“And I’m not talking about players on the bench. I’m talking about players to come into the team like Matip, Wijnaldum, and Mane did, like Salah, Van Dijk, and Alisson. That’s what Liverpool need.”