I'm saying we need to sign two quality forwards, one dedicated and maybe one that can also operate as an attacking midfielder.No, they don't. Most people seem to want 1 big signing for our front 3, some have suggested 2. That would be absolutely fine.
Origi, Shaqiri and Brewster might not be good enough to be that 4th player but they are good enough to make a telling contribution.
What are you suggesting, that we sign 3 new expensive forwards? Have I got that right?
I think we need a senior 20 man squad, all of whom can play a decent amount of games (unlike Moreno, Sturridge), with the likes of Brewster and Wilson needing to prove themselves before being considered part of the 20 in future seasons (personally I'd loan them out). A couple of senior keepers and a third young keeper makes it 25.
In that 20, we need versatility but essentially 7 or 8 defenders, 6 midfielders, 6 forwards. If we go with 7 defenders, we can have an extra midfield to allow the covering of defence by midfielders without reducing midfield options.
There is overlap in midfield and attack resource allocation, not least because we always play 4 defenders but sometimes 3 CMS and 3 forwards, sometimes 2 CMS and 4 forwards.
Fab, Hendo, Gini and Milner are four CM's proper for a minimum of two positions. Keita and Oxlade are more attack minded CMs, but not really viable front three rotation players.
The forward squad would be Bobby, Mo, Mane, new guy, new guy, Shaqiri.
Of the current 13 senior midfielders/forwards, excluding Ings/Grujic, we sell Lallana, Origi and release Sturridge, and sign two quality players.
Depending what we do in defence, with Moreno, Clyne and possibly Lovren departing, we decide whether to have a 13th senior player in midfield/attack next season, as we have had in the second half of this season.