Jamie Carragher and Stan Collymore have called for Liverpool to invest heavily in new signings after their humbling loss to Manchester City – with Tottenham’s Harry Kane mooted as a potential target.
Liverpool’s hopes of defending the Premier League trophy were all but extinguished by City on Sunday, as Pep Guardiola’s side ran out comfortable 4-1 winners at Anfield.
On the back of that defeat, which leaves Jurgen Klopp’s men 10 points adrift of City having played a game more, two former Liverpool stars have urged the club to back the German in the summer transfer market to level the playing field once again.
“Initially, when Jurgen Klopp came in, Liverpool were a team who were sixth or seventh,” one-time Reds captain Carragher told Sky Sports.
“His first summer he brought in three players – Joel Matip, Georginio Wijnaldum, and Sadio Mane. That then took them into the Champions League.
“Over the next 12 months he then brought in Mohamed Salah in the summer, Virgil van Dijk in the January and Alisson on the back of the 2018 Champions League final.
“That then took them on again, to the Champions League win and the title. I think Liverpool are back at that stage where they need those three players to come in again to give them that jolt.
“I still think they will be back but they need three players. They need a centre-back, maybe he’s joined now in Ozan Kabak, they need someone to replace Wijnaldum, and they need someone in the front three.
“I’m talking about players to come into the team like Matip, Wijnaldum, and Mane did, like Salah, Van Dijk, and Alisson. That’s what Liverpool need.”
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