Ray Clemence has urged the Reds to make signings this summer, saying that the club must keep improving despite last season’s Champions League triumph.
After winning number six in Madrid and accumulating 97 Premier League points, there are not many areas to improve in – but Manchester City will spend big again and Clemence wants Jurgen Klopp to do the same.
Via the Daily Star, he said: “The thing is – and Liverpool and Klopp will know this better than anyone – you’ve got to keep trying to get better.
“What they did last year was great but they still finished second and I’m sure City will be looking to improve. For Liverpool to keep up, they need to make purchases as well. They have to go up another level because of the way City play.”
It seems unlikely that the Reds will spend anywhere near as much as City will this summer, but that does not mean that the one-point gap at the top of the table cannot be bridged next season.
With Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain back at full fitness and Naby Keita accustomed a little more to the English game, the Reds will already be stronger.
At this stage, one or two more signings could come in before August, although one will be a back-up left-back – not exactly a statement signing.
Whatever the club decide to do in the market, though, they deserve to be trusted having got it right so many times before when many people would have done something different. Whatever they do will be the right thing.