Dominic Matteo says he can see Liverpool signing a striker and midfielder in the transfer window, but does not believe they need to strengthen too much.
The Reds are just 22 days away from beginning the defence of their Premier League crown. They kick-off their season with a home game against newly promoted Leeds United.
But having lost Dejan Lovren and Adam Lallana, they have signed just one player so far, that being Kostas Tsimikas from Olympiacos.
They continue to be linked with Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago Alcantara, who is understood to want to leave the German side.
Liverpool have reportedly agreed terms with the player, but are reluctant to pay Bayern’s asking price. Further negotiations are expected to take place in the coming weeks.
Watford attacker Ismalia Sarr is another who is believed to be of interest. Other than those two though, talk of incomings at Anfield has been reasonably quiet.
“I think they will strengthen”
But Matteo, who played for Liverpool between 1992 and 2000, is expecting business to be done.
Speaking to Sky Sports (via Goal) the 46-year-old said: “Yeah [they will need new signings]. I think every club likes to freshen up but with Jurgen Klopp it’s got to be the right kind of player, the right characteristics.
“When you play for a club like Liverpool you have to have a certain way of playing. A certain way of living your life.
“There’s so much pressure playing for a club like Liverpool and I’ve seen people come to Liverpool and they haven’t managed to get to the heights that you expect them to get to.
“So you have to be a real character to play for Liverpool and luckily for Liverpool as well they’ve got a lot of leaders around them.
“I think they will strengthen. I’m not sure who that is but maybe another centre forward and maybe another midfield player.
“They’ve got so many options. They don’t really need to strengthen too much because they’ve got so many players within the squad.”
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