Jurgen Klopp hoping to sign a striker and centre-back

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Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has already started changing the dynamic of his side, but it appears that he will strengthen in other positions over the course of the summer.

Joel Matip and Marko Grujic signed on with the club way before the opening of this transfer window and it appears that they could be followed to the club by a number of other players. 

Indeed, the Mirror claim that the Reds chief will look to sign a central defender and top-class striker to the club before the start of the 2016/17 campaign. 


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It's safe to say that Liverpool have had their problems in both positions recently; in attack, the likes of Christian Benteke, Divock Origi, Daniel Sturridge and co. failed to maintain their fitness and form on a consistent basis. 

The aforementioned trio are fine players, but it's clear for all to see that a world-class striker is required for Liverpool to challenge for the Premier League title. 

In defence, meanwhile, Liverpool most definitely have their problems. Mamadou Sakho asked UEFA to suspend him following a failed drugs test, but it remains uncertain as to whether he will be banned for the start of the new season. 

Then there's Martin Skrtel, who has endured a topsy-turvy time under Klopp's guidance on Merseyside, while Kolo Toure, at 35-years-old, is clearly approaching the latter stages of his career and could be released. 

Changes at Liverpool 

Clearly, then, Klopp must make changes at Liverpool and the revered coach has already admitted that his team will look different before the start of the new season. 

Klopp stated after the Europa League final, as per the Liverpool Echo: “This team will be a little bit different next year, that's clear. We will do something with transfers, that's clear.

“First of all, we need to use the experience. I'm sure we will be in a final again and have decisive moments, and if we have decisive moments we all have to react better.

“It is clear we are not in a European tournament next year so we don't have football on Wednesday or Thursday so we will have time to train and we will for sure come back stronger.

“Hopefully we have nobody injured early in pre-season. Euro 2016 will be a long tournament for a lot of my players. Then we have a short break and start again.

“We had a few moments where we have overperformed but then to have this consistency in the game you need a bit more time."

It's now up to Klopp to find suitable additions to his squad over the coming months.

Liverpool fans: who do you want your club to sign this summer? Have your say below! 

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