Many expect Liverpool to remain as Manchester City’s biggest challengers in the Premier League title race as the season progresses.
However, the squad depth of Jurgen Klopp’s side compared to that of the current champions has left some sceptical over whether they can go all the way or not.
Considering that, ex-Liverpool striker John Aldridge has urged his former club to dip into the upcoming transfer market with two players from Fulham having caught the 60-year-old’s attention in particular.
Following Liverpool’s recent 2-0 win over the newly-promoted Premier League side, Aldridge wrote in his Liverpool Echo column: “Andy Robertson has been an absolute revelation since he came to Anfield and solved the long-standing left-back issue.
“But I’d still like Liverpool to reignite their interest in Ryan Sessegnon who can play in that position. I was also impressed with Aleksandar Mitrovic. He’s the type of player you’d want coming off the bench, he’s big, strong and scores goals. He gives you something that little bit different and I like him as a squad player.”
Looking at Liverpool’s squad compared to Manchester City’s, it simply is not as strong and could do with some reinforcements as suggested by Aldridge. However, the addition of a left-back and a centre-forward when the club already have Daniel Sturridge will not be enough to help the Reds close the gap with Pep Guardiola’s side.
Rather, priority for Klopp should be a creative midfielder/No.10 type player like ex-Red Philippe Coutinho and summer target Nabil Fekir, individuals capable of bringing something different to the table.
Until then, it is hard to see how Liverpool could possibly surpass this Manchester City team who have quality and alternative options left, right and centre.
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