Jamie Carragher names the position Liverpool must strengthen

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The new Premier League season begins this weekend, and Liverpool will have one of the toughest games of the weekend on Sunday as they travel to the Emirates to take on Arsenal.

The Reds have been very active in the transfer window, signing six players in total so far, with some of the most notable names being defender Joel Matip, striker Sadio Mane, and midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum. 

But while these have been great signings that will definitely boost the side from last season, former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher doesn't believe the team's business is done in this window, and he has called upon manager Jurgen Klopp to sign a left-back before the window slams shut on September 1.


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According to Sky Sports, he said in a recent interview: "James Milner has a good understanding of the game and great fitness levels, but of course Liverpool need to sign a left-back.

"They have sold Brad Smith to Bournemouth and you need two players for every position so they need someone else alongside Alberto Moreno.

"Milner did a good job against Barcelona but you certainly wouldn't to go into the season without one more recognised left-back."

The Liverpool legend also said in the same interview that he believes the club doesn't have a first choice striker, and he is unsure of where Wijnaldum will fit in the team. 

With no European football to focus on, many pundits are confident Liverpool will be able to break back into the top six under Klopp this season, and perhaps even into the top four if results go their way.

The way which the Reds performed against Barcelona last week shows this is a possibility as they have the talent, but another left back may be needed before anyone goes and calls Liverpool finishing in the European spots a certainty.

The club from Merseyside will be looking to get the season off to a good start when they travel to London this Sunday to take on the Gunners, but they may have to try and win without Daniel Sturridge and James Milner due to hip and heel injuries respectively. However, Mane, Matip, and Wijnaldum could all see their debuts in this game.

The talent is there in the squad for Liverpool to have a fantastic year, and under the guidance of their great manager and perhaps one more addition at left-back, they could have one of their best season's since they finished in second place in the 2013-14 season.

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