Liverpool legend, Jamie Carragher has named the two players the Reds need to sign to challenge Manchester City for the Premier League title this season.
Carragher believes ‘Liverpool are not ready to win the Premier League’ following their Premier League 1-1 draw against Luton Town on Sunday.
The result against Luton moves Jurgen Klopp’s side to third in the table, three points off leaders Man City, though if Tottenham Hotspur beat Chelsea on Monday night, the gap to the top will be five points.
However, Carragher believes Liverpool must sign a top holding midfielder and a defender in the January transfer window to win the Premier League title.
“Liverpool still are not as good as Man City at stopping counter-attacks,” Carragher said on Sky Sports.
“Liverpool are a team who dominate possession, they have a lot of the ball, but they are not quite as good as Man City off the ball, so there are more turnovers, and they lose the ball.
“Opponents do seem to find spaces a lot more to attack and get in behind Liverpool. Luton didn’t have the quality to really punish them, except for the goal we saw.
“Liverpool’s midfield has improved from what we saw last season, but they still have not got a top holding midfielder.
“Liverpool are not ready to win the league. Jurgen Klopp and Liverpool supporters know that right now.
“They want to get back into the top four. In terms of challenging again, I think they need a holding midfielder and a top-class defender.”