Fowler pinpoints priority area Liverpool must strengthen this summer

Date published: Thursday 25th June 2020 2:48 - Robert McCarthy

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Robbie Fowler believes Liverpool’s priority in the upcoming transfer window must be to sign competition for Andrew Robertson.

Jurgen Klopp’s side took one step closer to the Premier League title on Wednesday night with a 4-0 drubbing of Crystal Palace at Anfield.

If Manchester City fail to beat Chelsea on Thursday night, that would be enough for Klopp’s men to secure their first top-flight title in 30 years.

The Reds, meanwhile, were favourites to complete the signing of Timo Werner before Chelsea swooped for the striker earlier in June.

But Fowler admits it would be difficult for Klopp to strengthen his attack, and is instead keen to see a new left-back arrive at Anfield.

Asked where he believes Liverpool should strengthen in the transfer market, Fowler spoke to Premier League Productions, as cited in Metro.

He said: “I think there’s obviously going to be a little bit of talk about Mo Salah again.

“There’s going to be talk about Sadio Mane, good players are always going to be linked with top European clubs.

“For a player to come into this team is going to be hard to make them any better because they are a really good side.

“Where I’d like to see them build, you think of the game against against Everton where they struggled on the left-hand side.

“James Milner will never, ever let you down. But coming into that left-back position if Andy Robertson does get injured again – I think they need someone to cover.

“Just to strengthen the squad, certainly in that area.”

Fowler expects Klopp to keep going strong

Fowler also believes that Klopp will continue to play a full-strength team for the remainder of the league campaign. That is despite calls for him to give more first-team chances to Liverpool’s academy players.

The Resd legend added: “I think there’s obviously a bit of clamour for that but I’m sure when the title is won I think Jurgen will probably go for records.

“He’ll want to get over 100 points, he’ll want to remain unbeaten for the remaining games. Before tonight I struggled to see them winning all of their games, or getting as many points as possible.



“But having seen the performance [against Crystal Palace] I’ve got a little sneaky feeling that it will be hard for any team to stop them.

“I think that’ll be Jurgen’s thoughts. As much as he’ll give a few kids a little go, I’m not sure they will start and play a large number of games remaining.

“I think he’ll try to go for maximum points.”

Meanwhile, Jurgen Klopp will tune in to see how Manchester City fare at Chelsea but insists it won’t be to cheer on Frank Lampard’s side.

Following a 4-0 demolition of Crystal Palace at Anfield, the Reds need just two more points to secure a first title in 30 years.

If City fail to beat Chelsea on Thursday that long wait would be over without Liverpool having to kick a ball.

Klopp, however, said he would not be watching to will on Lampard’s side, but for tactical reasons.

“I watch the game not to prepare a celebration but we play City a week later and also Chelsea,” he said. Read more…



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