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Arsene Wenger explains why Liverpool might not want to improve one of their major weaknesses

By William Eldridge

Published: 12:05, 3 June 2019

Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has explained why Liverpool shouldn’t look to improve upon their technical ability this summer.

The Merseyside club defeated fellow Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 in the Champions League final to claim their sixth title in the competition.

Speaking on beIN Sports, the former Gunners boss spoke in-depth about the position the club now find themselves in on the pitch. Jurgen Klopp’s side will look to improve upon their fortunes this season, however, this shouldn’t be at a cost to their vital “fighting strength”.

Wenger said: “They are in a position now where they want to improve the team but without destroying your strong point. They need maybe to dominate European football to improve the technical level.

“But they might lose what is their strength at the moment, that solidary and fighting strength.

“We are always between that in our jobs. We know we need to improve the team. But by improving one aspect, you destroy what makes you win.”

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An early penalty from Mohamed Salah and a late strike from semi-final hero Divock Origi secured Liverpool’s triumph over Mauricio Pochettino’s side, who were making their first appearance in the competition’s final in their history.

The win will go some way to helping the club recover from their narrow Premier League title race with Manchester City, a race which they lost by a single point come the end of the 18/19 campaign, with City picking up 98 points to Liverpool’s 97.

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