sport news The areas Liverpool should improve before the transfer window closes

Much has been said on Liverpool's lack of fresh faces during the summer transfer window ahead of their first ever attempt to defend their Premier League title. 

So far, left-back Kostas Tsimikas has been the only signing made by Jurgen Klopp as they continue to draw out their transfer saga with Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago Alcantara. 

The Reds have also received boosts with the return of loanee striker Rhian Brewster and the emergence of academy graduate Curtis Jones - but neither will make a massive impact on the first-team this season.

After winning the Premier League, Jurgen Klopp has signed only one player for Liverpool

After winning the Premier League, Jurgen Klopp has signed only one player for Liverpool

After winning the league with 99 points - 18 points ahead of second-placed Man City - many would argue 'if it isn't broke, don't fix it', but their 4-3 victory in their season opener against Leeds has left some questioning whether they need to freshen up their squad before the window closes.

Here, Sportsmail look at the areas that Liverpool could strengthen before the transfer window closes and suggest a potential signing for each position. 

Striker

Liverpool's No 9 Roberto Firmino has been a pivotal player in the club's recent success over the last few seasons, featuring in both their Champions League and Premier League triumphs. 

However, while he operates very well in the deep-lying role up front with Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah, his goal and assist return has taken a hit over the past year.  

He seems to have lost some confidence in front of goal, but this sometimes goes under the radar due to the rampant finishing of his team-mates around him. He does play well, but for a No 9 he does not score enough goals.

Roberto Firmino is a brilliant servant for Liverpool but he does not get enough goals or assists

Roberto Firmino is a brilliant servant for Liverpool but he does not get enough goals or assists

Earlier in the window, Klopp appeared to be closing in on the perfect target in RB Leipzig's Timo Werner - a proven goalscorer in Europe's top competitions. Fast forward and the Reds failed to sign the German, who is now at Chelsea. 

PSG's Kylian Mbappe would be the perfect fit, however, he would be way out of the club's budget and almost impossible to sign. 

Barcelona's Antione Griezmann is another idealistic, yet unrealistic, addition as he operates well in a deeper-lying forward role. 

Attacking midfielder 

Liverpool's midfield

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