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Carragher Thinks Liverpool Still Lack In Strength

Liverpool have made substantial signings during the summer transfer window to increase the squad strength, but their former defender Jamie Carragher is of the opinion that the team may not be strong enough. Carragher was part of the Liverpool team that failed to win a league title for more than a decade, but he did win several trophies with the club including the UEFA Cup and the FA Cup. The former England international says that he is extremely happy with the way Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has strengthened the team by spending close to £ 100 million.

However, he feels that after the sale of Luis Suarez, the team may not be strong as it was last season. Players like Steven Gerrard are also a year older and they are likely to be less influential this campaign. Hence, Carragher thinks that it will be estimator for Liverpool to mount a title challenge in the new season. The added pressure of having to cope with midweek Champions League matches will also make it difficult. Apart from having to play in the midweek matches with roughly the same squad of players, Liverpool will also have less time to prepare for the league encounters during the weekend.

This is something that they did not deal with last season and opposition managers felt that this contributed immensely to their success. “The squad didn’t have enough depth last year and with the added games in the Champions League they desperately needed a number of new players to give them the luxury to chop and change and keep key men fit. They also needed to add quality because they didn’t have enough last season, something that was shown by Brendan Rodgers using only 25 players in the Premier League,” said the former Liverpool defender, who made more than 700 appearances for Liverpool.

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