Jamie Carragher urges Liverpool to upgrade on Origi and Minamino 

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 Divock Origi and Takumi Minamino haven't played for the club this season.

Jamie Carragher wants Liverpool to upgrade on Divock Origi and Takumi Minamino (Picture: Getty)

Jamie Carragher has urged the Liverpool board to upgrade on Divock Origi and Takumi Minamino amid worries over the club’s attacking depth.

Neither Origi or Minamino have featured in Liverpool’s opening three Premier League games of the season and are both seen as surplus to requirements by boss Jurgen Klopp. 

Liverpool were one of the lowest spending teams in the league this summer having only brought in central defender Ibrahima Konate from German side RB Leipzig.

However, the Reds were able to tie down some of their key players to new contracts, including Virgil Van Dijk, Jordan Henderson, Alisson Becker and Andy Robertson.

Carragher had hoped that Liverpool would’ve done more business during the window and replaced some of the dead wood that remains at the club. 

‘They’ve got Origi and Minamino but I wanted someone who was better than them to come in. Whether it’s the owners, if it’s something to do with the pandemic, finances are tight and you know with no one going out we couldn’t bring anyone in,’ Carragher told the Independent.

Carragher is unsure why more business hasn't been done.

Carragher had hoped Liverpool would have done more business this summer (Picture: Getty)

‘Jota is back as well and he was a big miss for Liverpool last season, he missed about four months with a knee injury.’

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Liverpool finished in third position in the Premier League last season after suffering several injuries to key players such as Van Dijk, Henderson and Joe Gomez. 

Despite the lack of spending, Carragher has backed the club’s transfer policy and their decisions not to make ‘panic buys.’

‘They’re seen as one of the best operators in the transfer market and what Liverpool don’t do is make stupid decisions and do silly things in the transfer market that maybe they did when I was a player,’ he told Sky Sports on Tuesday.

‘Everyone was screaming at Liverpool that they had to do something at centre back in January but the one they wanted wasn’t there.

‘When the one they wanted became available they got him. When you see what Chelsea are doing bringing in Lukaku, it’s a fantastic signing, but Liverpool wouldn’t pay that money for a 28-year-old striker, they wouldn’t have gone in for Harry Kane, they wouldn’t have brought a Ronaldo type at 36, they don’t do that.’

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