Liverpool can be expected to enjoy a “busy” end to the summer transfer window, says former forward Craig Bellamy.
The Reds have been relatively quiet on the recruitment front so far, with Mohamed Salah, Dominic Solanke and Andy Robertson the only additions made.
Much of the attention at Anfield has focused on Philippe Coutinho and the ongoing efforts to keep him out of the clutches of Barcelona.
Jurgen Klopp has said that he would be prepared to see the deadline pass with no more movement on Merseyside, but Bellamy believes that there are still areas of the squad which need to be addressed and expects progress through the Champions League to aid the hunt for reinforcements.
The ex-Reds frontman told Paddy Power: "Expect Liverpool to be busy in the transfer market this week.
"Liverpool as a club is always a huge carrot to dangle in front of players anyway, they’re a massive draw for a lot of footballers – but the Champions League is where every top players wants to play.
"Now Liverpool know they’re in the Champions League, I expect a busy week of transfers at Anfield.
"We’ve known the areas Jurgen Klopp needs to address for a long time, and he’s clearly aware of it, too, with the players he’s tried to draft in this summer.
"They still need more at centre back and a defensive midfielder would be a key signing for me.
"When they sit in, Liverpool are OK, but they are very vulnerable to the counter attack – I want to see them go and get players who can shore that area up.
"Defensively, Liverpool have had a problem for years now. You will still get chances against them.
"Against the top teams, you have to work very hard to create an opportunity. However, Liverpool will always give you at least one chance in a game. Sometimes, that’s one chance too many."
Liverpool have collected four points from their opening two Premier League fixtures in the 2017-18 campaign.