2 Feb 2017

Urgent Transfer: Carra insists Klopp must dump 'adequate' €17m Liverpool star and sign an 'out-and-out' LB. Agree?

Reds legend Jamie Carragher has urged Jurgen Klopp to bring in a replacement for one of Liverpool's most consistent players.

Speaking to the Liverpool Echo on Tuesday, Carra explained:

“He [Klopp] has to look at the defensive side of things. The left-back area - James Milner has done really well, but he's not an out-and-out left-back, so you'd look there".

Carra isn't the only ex-player who feels this way:

* Jamie Redknapp [Dec 2016]: "James Milner has done well this season but if Liverpool are to sustain a challenge, they need another left back in January".

* John Barnes [Nov 2016]: "Liverpool need to go and get a left-back. James Milner has done well, but to win [the Prem], we need to get a left-back."

* Paul Parker [Nov 2016]: "Liverpool's downfall is in defence, with left-back the main problem".

* Steve Nicol [Oct 2016]: “Milner has been adequate, but eventually, he’s going to get found out”.

Calling Milner 'adequate' at left-back is a little unfair as, for the most part, he's been incredibly solid in the role. That said, Moreno aside, Liverpool have no other credible options in the position.

As such, a reinforcements in that area is obviously a priority, and the obvious benefit of signing a new first-choice left-back is that it frees Milner up to provide cover on the wings/central midfield.

* Milner: €17m-rated (CIES Football Observatory)

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