Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher has offered some transfer-related opinions about his former club.
The ex-Anfield centre-half has been interviewed by The Liverpool Echo about the current state of play, and reckons the club should be thinking about moving two senior players on in the next transfer window.
He said: “They are well stocked in midfield and centre-back, I think Neco Williams will be great cover for Trent (Alexander-Arnold) and I just think an extra attacker and possibly looking at [Adam] Lallana and [Xherdan] Shaqiri moving on, so maybe just an extra couple of bodies in there.
“But I am confident Liverpool can do again what they have done this season.”
Lallana and Shaqiri have both been on the periphery this season, filling in here and there as rotation options.
They have managed a combined 21 Premier League appearances, with Shaqiri having struggled with injury.
The Switzerland international has only made 40 appearances for the club since his arrival from Stoke City for £13 million, with most of those coming as a substitute.
Lallana is to move on at the end of his current contract (Liverpool official), which was recently extended to allow him to complete the 2019/20 season at Anfield.
TBR’s View – Shaqiri hard done by?
Perhaps Shaqiri will seek pastures new in the next transfer window.
It can be argued that Liverpool simply haven’t needed him. Sadio Mane and Mo Salah are the firmly established wingers at Anfield, and Divock Origi appears to be Klopp’s first point of call for rotation.
Takumi Minamino joined in January which further limits his opportunities and youngster Curtis Jones is also now in the picture.
Carragher reckons Shaqiri could be moved on, and it’s hard to argue against that.