Former Liverpool midfielder Charlie Adams believes the current Liverpool squad are only one or two recruits away from have a team capable of winning the Premier League.
Speaking to BBC radio 5, the Scottish international believes Jurgan Klopp has done some fantastic business over the past 12 months, especially with the funds raised by the £142m sale of Philippe Coutinho in January.
Stating his former team has;
“Liverpool have done excellent business so far,” Liverpool are one or two players from the title, he [Klopp] has added quality to the squad, I still think they could do with another centre-half.
Klopp was quick to use the funds from selling Coutinho to purchase Dutch international defender Virgil van Dijk back in January from Southhampton and has since brought in Guinea midfielder Naby Keita from RB Leipzig for a fee around the £50m mark, while Brazilian midfielder Fabinho has moved to Merseyside for £40m from French side Monaco and Switzerland international Xherdan Shaqiri didn’t travel to far in his £13m transfer from fellow Premier league side Stoke City.
However possible the most important purchase and hopefully for Klopp a solution to his sides current goal keeping crisis was last weeks purchase of Brazilian international keeper Alisson from Italian side Roma for a world record fee of £66.8m, making him the most expensive keeper on record.
Although Klopp is building a squad capable of matching that of Manchester City and the other title contenders, Adams was quick to warn of the difficulties in keeping players happy with so many talented players. Using the recent addition of his former Stoke team mate Shaqiri, who will join the likes of last seasons golden boot winner Mohammed Salah, Sadio Mane and Daniel Sturridge in fighting for a starting spot, Adam’s warned;
“The 26-year-old may get frustrated if he finds game time hard to come by under Klopp. “He's got to try and replace Salah, the best player in the Premier League and has a chance for the Ballon d'Or, It's only going to last six months and he won't be happy sitting on bench. He'll want to play in the bigger games.”
“He might get frustrated at not playing as much as he wants – it's how long he waits and what Klopp does with him.”