Jamie Carragher has urged Liverpool to ‘go for it’ in the final week of the transfer window and has offered up two positions where he thinks Jurgen Klopp’s side need reinforcements.
The Reds came back from going a goal down on Sunday evening at St James’ Park to pull off a gutsy 2-1 victory against Newcastle, with Darwin Nunez scoring twice, with his winner coming in the 93rd minute of the game.
Liverpool have already brought in several new players this summer including Alexis Mac Allister from Brighton, Wataru Endo from Stuttgart and Dominik Szoboszlai from RB Leipzig.
Despite their incomings, the Merseyside outfit have also parted ways with several key players including Jordan Henderson, Fabinho and James Milner.
Speaking after their victory today, Carragher admitted that he don’t think Liverpool’s squad at this moment in time is good enough to challenge Manchester City for the Premier League title, but added that should the Reds make signings in two key areas this week in the transfer window they could rival Pep Guardiola’s side this season.
Jamie Carragher believes Liverpool’s squad is not quite good enough right now to challenge Manchester City
But the ex-Liverpool defender (pictured) urged the Reds to ‘really go for it in the transfer window this week’
Carragher believed Jurgen Klopp (pictured) should sign another defender and a midfielder
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‘Liverpool have been Manchester City’s biggest rivals for the past four or five years,’ the ex-Liverpool defender said to Sky Sports.
‘Arsenal came to the fore last season. But why can’t Liverpool be that team again this season?
‘That squad Liverpool have right now; I don’t think is good enough to challenge Manchester City.
But they’ve got to go for it this week in terms of bringing another defender in and a midfield player.
‘That has to happen because Liverpool can still be the biggest rivals to Manchester city. They’ve had a decent start to the season.’
While Liverpool came away with a hard-fought three points from St James’ Park, they could be without Virgil van Dijk for their next three matches after he was shown a red card for a tackle on Alexander Isak.
He could be out for longer, after he seemed to verbally abuse referee John Brooks after being given his marching orders.
With the transfer window closing later this week, Liverpool will need to be fast and astute with their business, having notably already missed out on Moises Caicedo and Romeo Lavia this summer.
Carragher has previously blasted Liverpool’s transfer policy as ‘an absolute mess’ after they missed out on both midfielders.
John Henry’s (middle) have made several new signings this summer but have missed out on some targets too
Liverpool are unbeaten in their opening three Premier League fixtures this season with Darwin Nunez (pictured) scoring twice to help the Reds defeat Newcastle away 2-1 on Sunday
But the former defender again emphasised that the Reds should not hold back in the final week of the transfer window in a bid to improve their squad to challenge Man City.
‘When you’ve got someone like Alisson Becker, he’s a world class goalkeeper, maybe the best goalkeeper in the world. They’ve got Van Dijk and Mohamed Salah,’ Carragher said.
‘These are not players who are coming to the end of their career but they’re in that stage where you’re sort of thinking, “If Liverpool want to win something big again it probably has to happen in the next year or two”.
‘So really go for it in the last week of the transfer window market to get a squad that you think is good enough to challenge Manchester City in this league.’