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April 12, 2021

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Jamie Redknapp wants to see some new players arrive at Liverpool (Picture: Sky Sports)

Jamie Redknapp has urged Liverpool to sign at least three new players this summer after their Premier League title defence ended in disappointment.

Jurgen Klopp’s side were desperate to retain the title at the start of the 2020-21 campaign but, with nine games remaining, their title defence is over and they instead face a fight just to secure a top-four finish.

The Reds have been blighted by injury problems this season, with defenders Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez missing most of the campaign, and Redknapp believes his former club need to bolster Klopp’s options at the back.

The ex-Liverpool and England star also wants Klopp to sign a new midfielder this summer – potentially as a replacement for Georginio Wijnaldum – and another forward to support the likes of Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane.

He told the Sky Sports podcast: ‘You always want to freshen it up. I think defensively, they’ll definitely be looking for a centre back.

‘In a way, I think they probably did the right thing not going out and spending a lot of money in January on a player they didn’t quite know was going to be a complete success.

‘Van Dijk and Gomez are top players so when they get back and you get through this period, that will be your partnership again. But you need someone who will take the pressure off them in case you get another injury.

Jurgen Klopp will look to bolster his squad at Anfield this summer (Picture: Getty)

‘That’s an area I’m sure they’ll address. Wijnaldum looks like he will be leaving so I wouldn’t be surprised if they signed a new midfielder as well.

‘From an attacking point of view, if Liverpool don’t get Champions League, it might give players an opportunity to say, “I want to go”.

‘They might have a problem there with Mo Salah. He might say that, but I doubt he will.

‘The fans will want to see players like Mbappe, Haaland, Kane, players of that ilk. They shouldn’t panic but they need to sign players who they know will make the team stronger.

‘I think they will be looking at a defender, a midfielder and another forward because you need to be ready and you need to freshen it up. I wouldn’t be surprised by that.’

Liverpool continue their Premier League campaign on Saturday with a trip to Arsenal.

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