Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has stated that it is “clear we have to do something in the summer” in light of his team’s struggles this season.
Real Madrid defeated Liverpool 5-2 in the first leg of their last-16 Champions League tie on Tuesday.
Despite an inconsistent season, Liverpool is eighth in the Premier League, albeit with games in hand on some of their rivals.
“We know we need to improve and change things, and we will,” Klopp said.
“We cannot do it now but it’s already clear that we have to do something in the summer. For the time being, we must simply endure this and fight back.”
Liverpool midfielders James Milner, Naby Keita, and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, as well as forward Roberto Firmino, will be out of contract in the summer.
A number of players have struggled for form this season, with Klopp’s side seven points off the top four in the Premier League heading into Saturday’s game at Crystal Palace (19:45 GMT).
Injuries have also had an impact on the Reds’ performance, but it is a stark contrast to last season, when they played every game possible, totaling 63 appearances in pursuit of the quadruple.
They won the FA Cup and League Cup, both of which they exited in the fourth round this season, but fell short of winning the Champions League and Premier League.
While Klopp stated that “this team has a wonderful history,” he also stated that “one of the main reasons” he signed a new contract until 2026 was because he knew there would be a transition period.
“The way this club is led is by not spending money. Our transfers must always be precise. “That makes it extremely difficult,” he explained.