Former Liverpool striker John Aldridge has urged manager Jurgen Klopp to sign a new striker if he wants to win titles.
Klopp is currently using Mohamed Salah as a centre-forward with Brazilian Roberto Firmino behind him.
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Meanwhile, the Merseyside club have other strikers including Daniel Sturridge and Divock Origi – who spent the 2017-18 season at VfL Wolfsburg on loan deal.
But Liverpool legend Aldridge has claimed that Origi is one player who should be sold in the summer.
Writing in his weekly Liverpool Echo column, Aldridge said: “Jurgen Klopp will know further down the line he will need a striker at Liverpool.”
“The squad is a very good one, but Liverpool need a bit more quality in reserve and up front is the big one.”
“Daniel Sturridge’s contract is up in the summer and you can see him moving on, while young Rhian Brewster is yet to play for the first team.”
“Divock Origi, for me, is a no-no. I think the Reds will need more than what the Belgium international offers, so it is an area where Klopp will have to look at.”
Aldridge also suggests that the Reds need to bring in a versatile player specifically in the final third.
Jurgen Klopp on Mohamed Salah’s shoulder injury; “Unbelievable. It is something with the shoulder and he would’ve played on if he could. It doesn’t look good.”
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He added: “Liverpool will need a player who can either operate through the middle or down either wing, so to get a player of that quality and versatility will be difficult to find.”
“That player – whoever it might be – won’t come cheap. Xherdan Shaqiri can obviously play wide but Adam Lallana is too injury prone, so he can’t always be relied upon when needed.”
“We all know what Sturridge has and what he can give you at times, but a new striker is a big priority for Liverpool this summer.”
“It’s certainly something Klopp will have to look at when the window opens in the summer transfer window.”
Liverpool will be back in action on Saturday evening when they take on Crystal Palace at Anfield.