Hamann pinpoints two transfers Liverpool need to make to return to the top


Former Liverpool midfielder Dietmar Hamann doesn’t think major transfer surgery is required at Anfield this summer, but he knows where the Reds need to strengthen.

After back-to-back Champions League and Premier League success, the Reds will now remain trophyless in 2020/21 having been knocked out of the Champions League by Real Madrid on Wednesday.

The defeat put a further dampener on a disappointing season filled with inconsistencies and injuries, with Jurgen Klopp’s side now set to engage in a fight for a top four finish and a place at Europe’s top table next season.

Regardless of what happens in the remainder of this campaign, Hamann doesn’t expect to see many household names come through the doors at Anfield this summer.



Hamann can see a couple of additions in midfield
Hamann can see a couple of additions in midfield

“I don’t think they need many big name signings,” the German – who played for the Reds between 1999 and 2006, winning the Champions League and FA Cup – told talkSPORT .

“Obviously, a lot will depend on whether Salah and Mane stay at the club.

“I think they missed Jota in the last few weeks, he’s become a very important player for them.

“The centre-backs will be back. They certainly need two or three signings, Milner is 35 now, Keita hasn’t really come to the party since he joined Liverpool, and there are still a lot of question marks over Thiago.

“If Wijnaldum goes, I think they will need at least two players in the centre of midfield. But apart from that, when the injured players come back, I don’t think they will need a huge overhaul.”

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The Reds are next in action on Monday when they go to Leeds United.





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