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Liverpool need improvements in three departments this summer

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When Jurgen Klopp arrived on Merseyside, he brought with him an energy and enthusiasm that had an impact on both the players and the fans.

His arrival also provided the drive to reach the Capital One Cup final and the Europa League final, including memorable nights against Borussia Dortmund, Manchester United and Villarreal.

His reign at Liverpool has already proven somewhat successful, and despite being beaten in both finals by Manchester City and Sevilla respectively, he has become a favourite with the Anfield faithful.

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With a summer transfer window to look forward to, Klopp now has the time to shape his team for the upcoming season, and the German will be keen to make the necessary changes that should make Liverpool a force once again.

Undoubtedly he has seen where the squad needs strengthening, and we have identified the areas he may focus on.

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Left-Back

Alberto Moreno’s performance during the Europa League final a few months ago highlighted his defensive frailties, and on several occasions since joining Liverpool, he has been found wanting.

As an attacking full-back, he is one of the best in the league, but he has let himself down by his lack of defensive discipline.

Klopp will need to shore up that position as soon as possible, and will most likely bring in a more accomplished full-back to replace Moreno.

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The Spaniard's time on Merseyside may not be at an end however. The converted winger is still a threat going forward, and he could very much add to Liverpool’s attack.

Klopp might consider moving Moreno further up the pitch where his pace and penetration could be harnessed more effectively, similar to the switch Gareth Bale made while at Tottenham Hotspur.

Centre-Back

Jurgen Klopp has already started rebuilding his central defensive unit by bringing in Cameroon international Joel Matip, but with the imminent departures of Kolo Toure and Martin Skrtel, he’ll need to recruit more personnel. 

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Strong centre-back partnerships have been hallmarks of Liverpool teams for many years, and Klopp will be keen to continue the tradition by bringing in strong robust central defenders to lead the back line.

Strikers

Klopp has quite a few decisions to make as far as the forward positions are concerned.

On the face of it, he has Daniel Sturridge, Christian Benteke, Divock Origi and Danny Ings all at his disposal, but there are a number of concerns that he’ll need to overcome before the season starts.

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First of all, Christian Benteke looks to be on his way. The former Aston Villa forward doesn’t seem suited to Klopp’s pressing style, and last season he was deployed sparingly by the manager.

Danny Ings has also been linked with a move to Rangers, and if that does come to fruition, it will leave Klopp with two strikers for the upcoming season, making the purchase of a third striker vital if the Reds are to compete on all fronts.

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