"It's blank" - Pundit Steve Nicol on Liverpool's midfield options

Pundit Steve Nicol has given his opinion on Liverpool's midfield options.

The Reds signed striker Darwin Nunez, attacker Fabio Carvalho and full-back Calvin Ramsay this summer.

So, Liverpool have not added strength and depth to their midfield in recent months, which Nicol believes is an issue.

“It’s just when you said Liverpool are going to win the title, I can’t honestly, my brain didn’t go yes, I’m a little worried already,” he told ESPN FC, as quoted by the Liverpool Echo.

“It’s very difficult to complain about what Liverpool do, the fact is that recently it hasn’t been working to the level of what it was.

“In order to get back to that, I think not only do you need new faces but you 100 per cent need a little injection of personality. If you look at Liverpool’s midfield, it’s blank, it’s blank. It’s just a bunch of guys running around, I don’t see any real diversity in it, it’s just a bunch of guys that chase and try to give it to the front three.

“When he’s (Thiago Alcantara) is playing, Thiago… has he played two games in a row since he came? I tell you what, I’ll give him a maximum of three games (in a row) after that we’re looking at chasers who win the ball. Eventually, you just don’t get away with that. Particularly when your front three are struggling to score goals, you need somebody to chip in whether it’s your backline but it’s not in the middle of the park.

“That’s why (Naby) Keita was bought, 100 per cent, that’s why Naby Keita was bought by Jurgen Klopp, not just to get around the field and get the ball back but get the ball and score some goals. He hasn’t delivered. As Klopp said it’s hard to find those guys.”

Anfield Watch Verdict

We completely agree with Nicol's opinion. Liverpool's midfield hasn't really changed for a number of years.

The reality is, the Reds do possess an ageing workman-like midfield. James Milner, Jordan Henderson and Fabinho are all aged above 30.

So, there will come a time when Klopp will have to delve into the transfer market.

The Reds have been linked with a move for Borussia Dortmund midfielder Jude Bellingham.

The England international would be a superb addition to Liverpool's team. Bellingham is only 19 years of age and he is considered to be one of the brightest talents in the game. He can do a bit of everything.

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