Jamie Carragher says Manchester Metropolis nonetheless must strengthen in defence.
After ending thus far behind Liverpool final season – due in some half to their points on the again – Metropolis strengthened early on in the summertime switch window by signing Nathan Ake from Bournemouth.
However hyperlinks to Napoli’s Kalidou Koulibaly proceed and Carragher can see why.
Talking to Sky Sports activities, Carragher argued that Ake is extra of a masking participant for Aymeric Laporte and that extra is required in defence for Metropolis to problem.
He stated: “I feel Nathan Ake is in as a squad participant.
“Laporte being out final season, I feel we at all times speak about the way it harm Metropolis defensively, however I feel Pep Guardiola possibly had the opposite mindset that it impacted them enjoying out from the again.
“He at all times desires a left-footed participant. I feel he’s introduced Nathan Ake to possibly cowl at left-back, however each time Laporte is out, he’s nonetheless received that left-footed participant to get that steadiness.
“I feel they should go once more. You take a look at the lad at Napoli – he’s 29 – in all probability just like Liverpool taking a look at Thiago. They’ve received to return in and ship immediately.
“It’s not one thing these groups often do, they wish to make investments for the longer term and get some longevity from the participant.
“There’s a determined want to enhance at centre-back. He’s purchased plenty of centre-backs since he’s been there, plenty of full-backs as properly. It’s by no means fairly felt 100% proper at instances.”