He told talkSPORT: "If you're Liverpool you don't have two or three years [to build a team]. You need to get fighting and get competing for the top four and to do that you need to be strong right up the pipe.
"Pepe Reina is coming to the end. Obviously Jamie [Carragher] is going and they need a proper centre-back somebody who is dominant, big and strong and who can lead. They need someone in the middle and they also need a centre forward.
"The spine of that team still needs to be built."
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