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Carragher hoping Liverpool sign some players before the transfer deadline

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Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher has said that he is hopeful the Reds can pursue a quality signing before the transfer window closes next week. The European champions have secured the services of teenage duo Sepp van den Burg and Harvey Elliot this summer but neither of them are expected to feature predominantly with the first-team next season.

Speaking to Sky Sports News, Carragher acknowledged that the club are short in the left-back department with the departure of Alberto Moreno while they may require another creative midfielder in their ranks, he said: “I’d like them to bring someone in. I still think we’re a little bit short at left-back. [Alberto] Moreno’s gone. I still think a creative midfield player [is needed but] the front three is a difficult one for managers and clubs when you’ve got such a set front three.”

Meanwhile, the former England international suggested that the presence of Divock Origi and wonderkid Rhian Brewster may have influenced the manager’s decision over the transfer window, he continued: “Origi has just signed a new contract so they will have had to promise him a lot of chances. The same with Brewster. I think he was maybe looking at moving abroad [last year] like a lot of young English players now. In some ways, they’ve got to give these players a chance. I understand from a manager’s point of view it’s not easy.”

Liverpool have not made any big-money signings during the ongoing transfer window but there have been reports suggesting that they had made an approach for Nicolas Pepe from Lille. Ultimately, the Ivorian made the switch to Arsenal from the French outfit and the assurance of gametime is understood to have played a main role.

The Reds start the new league season with a home match against Norwich City. Before that, they have a Community Shield game against Manchester City. The game has been highlighted as a glorified friendly by many but the Reds have the opportunity to get the better of the Premier League champions before the real business begins.

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