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No. 1 Liverpool blog on five positions Reds need to strengthen in the summer transfer window

Leading Liverpool blog Empire of the Kop has named the five positions the Reds should strengthen in the summer transfer window, with a variety of new players clearly needed at Anfield.

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It has been a transitional season for Brendan Rodgers’ side, who look set to miss out on a place in the Premier League’s top four, and it certainly looks like new additions could be needed in five key areas to fire the club back into the Champions League.

First, EOTK feel Liverpool need a new goalkeeper. Even with Simon Mignolet improving in the second half of the season, it is understandable that he is just short of being top quality for a club of this size.

Right-back is also a priority due to Glen Johnson’s likely departure as he nears the end of his contract, with the former England defender falling out of favour in recent times.

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Steven Gerrard’s departure also leaves an obvious gap in midfield, with new signings needed to play alongside the impressive Jordan Henderson, as Joe Allen still doesn’t quite look capable of being first choice.

In another possible player exit, new signings may be needed out wide to cope with Raheem Sterling’s uncertain situation, with youngsters Jordan Ibe and Lazar Markovic not yet ready to be regular starters.

Upfront, Daniel Sturridge’s injury woes this term also mean investment is clearly needed upfront, with Mario Balotelli and Rickie Lambert not doing the business this year after last summer’s exit of Luis Suarez.

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