Former Aston Villa winger Trevor Sinclair has given his thoughts on Liverpool recently.
Sinclair thinks that “things are not 100% at Liverpool” right now.
Sinclair stated that Liverpool have made no “key signings” this summer. At the time of writing, Kostas Tsimikas from Olympiacos is Liverpool’s only signing this summer.
Sinclair told talkSPORT (29/08/20 at 9:50 am): “Things are not 100% at Liverpool, I don’t think.
“They have only signed one player, which is Tsimikas.
“I think Klopp was quite harsh with the press [prior to Arsenal game] when they were talking about Wijnaldum because his contract expires next year. There is the potential that Thiago might come from Bayern. Wijnaldum might go to Barca.
“They haven’t really made any real key signings where other players are going to go, ‘Woah, I am delighted about that’. And I think you need that in a Championship winning side. Just to [shake it up], especially if you have got a real player who is going to come in and expect to play.
“Milner, he’s not going to be able to play as many key roles as he did last season. I think Joe Gomez had a real good season. But would you say he is a top, top centre-half? I think that’s an area where they could possibly strengthen. Is Neco Williams ready to play four, five games if Trent Alexander-Arnold does have a few games off? So, there are still areas that they can strengthen.
“You look at the front three. If one of them is injured. That kind of togetherness and effectiveness doesn’t seem to be there. I would say they really do need an outstanding forward player to give everyone in the squad a spring in their step.”
ANFIELD WATCH VERDICT
Having won the Champions League, UEFA Super Cup, FIFA Club World Cup and the Premier League title in the past 15 months, it would be fair to assume that plenty of footballers would want to play for Liverpool.
However, as Sinclair has highlighted, Liverpool have not used their current position to their advantage. One signing this summer backs that particular argument up.
Liverpool lost the Community Shield to Arsenal on penalties on the weekend.
Journalist Neil Jones told Goal that Liverpool were “downright poor at times” against the Gunners at Wembley.
When the Premier League resumed during the pandemic last season, the Reds dropped points in four out of the remaining nine fixtures to conclude the campaign.
Prior to that, Liverpool had only dropped points in two out of 29 games that particular season.
The aforementioned result and numbers highlight that Liverpool have dropped off in recent times.
We believe a signing or two would just freshen the squad up going into the 2020-21 Premier League season. A new player would provide a bit of competition to the players already at the club.
Freelance sports journalist and Red from Melbourne. Currently an editor at Anfield Watch.