Jamie Carragher says this summer will be the time for Jurgen Klopp to refresh his attacking options at Liverpool.

The Reds are sitting pretty at the top of the Premier League and are a maximum of five wins away from their first top-flight title since 1990.

Klopp's side are also still in the Champions League and FA Cup, despite some concerns in the summer when the German opted not to splash the cash on any big-name transfer arrivals.

That has led to another season of regular football for the Reds' front three of Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah, but with the likes of Timo Werner and Jadon Sancho both linked with summer 2020 moves to the Reds, Carragher says that the time has come to give the current trio some younger attacking competition.

Liverpool's front three need some better backup, says Carragher

"Things can change very quickly," Carragher told Norwegian broadcaster Viasport Fotball.

"If you look at Tuesday night (the 1-0 defeat to Atletico Madrid), the big problem for Liverpool is when one of those front three are not playing.

"Sadio Mane had to come off and the player they bring on in is Divock Origi, who is a Liverpool legend because of what happened last year at the Wanda Metropolitano, but it’s not quite good enough for the best team in the world to be bringing that quality on.

"Liverpool do need a top attacking player to come in the summer. Sancho or Werner? I’ll take both."

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Carragher, who made 737 appearances for the Reds, insists that any new arrival wouldn't have to be at the expense of a current player leaving, with Liverpool strong enough these days to resist transfer advances for their players.

"They don’t need to let anyone go, they just need to add to the squad that they’ve got," he continued.

"Don’t forget, Liverpool never signed a player last summer so you would think there’s a lot of money there waiting to be spent.

"Jurgen Klopp is probably just waiting another year on, some players getting another year older and then he can maybe refresh it.

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"He gave Origi a new contract so he couldn’t go and buy an attacking player on the back of that, but now I think is definitely the time for Liverpool to reinforce, certainly in the attack, to keep those three on their toes and to rotate them, play different systems.

"Also, you have to think of injuries and the Africa Cup of Nations next season with Salah and Mane going away, it’s almost certain Liverpool will buy a top attacking player. It’s just who."