Former Liverpool attacker Stan Collymore has urged the Premier League defending champions, to secure services of Tottenham Hotspur’s forward Harry Kane next summer if they wish to compete with Man City fro the Premier League trophy.
A run of just two victories from their last nine Premier League games has seen Jurgen Klopp’s team slip 10 points behind Pep Guardiola’s men at the summit, who themselves extended their winning streak to 14 after beating the Merseysdie Reds at Anfield.
Collymore states in his column for the Daily Mirror that Jurgen Klopp’s side need to match the spending of the Citizens if they are to maintain a title challenge next campaign and has urged his former club to place a bid for England’s number nine.
“[Liverpool] do need to wake up and smell the coffee, which means owners FSG spending money to go toe-to-toe with City in that period,” the 50-year-old said.
“It means that if City go out and buy Erling Braut Haaland this summer then Liverpool must buy the next Robert Lewandowski or even put in a bid for Harry Kane.
“What they can’t do is just say, ‘We have a really good XI, some youngsters coming through, and we can maintain our challenges that way’, because there are too many other teams with the money to make sure that won’t be the case.”
The Merseyside Reds pair Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino have scored a combined 13 goals in the English top-tier so far this season, the same total as Kane and three short of top goalscorer Mohamed Salah, who has 16.