Liverpool ‘dont need signing to win the Premier League’ icon has opened up and told fans
Liverpool don’t need any signings to defend their Premier League crown this season, according to Reds legend Ian Rush.
There has been alot said over the past few weeks about the lack of activity in the transfer market for Liverpool, with Jurgen Klopp only adding one player to the side so far this window.
Many players have been linked, there has been alot of speculation and Liverpool fans have even seen the likes of Manchester City, Chelsea and Manchester United all improve their squads this summer.
But Rush doesn’t think Jurgen Klopp would have an easy job adding to his squad – and he doesn’t need to: “In an ideal world everybody wants to make signings but the problem they have at Liverpool is that if they sign someone, they are not guaranteed a place,” said Rush, speaking to 888Sport.
“They could sign a player for £80 million ($102m) but would they come without the guarantee of a first-team place?
“That’s how strong that Liverpool squad is and that will only change if they get a few injuries. Barring injuries, I think Klopp is happy with his squad.
“Everyone else is spending for the sake of it because they need to catch up and they need to sign new players. They have to up their game because Liverpool have raised the standard now.
“We have to hope that everyone stays fit but I wouldn’t worry about Liverpool not signing anyone.”
“Klopp will not tolerate a drop off at all,” he added. “Look at the pre-season games. Liverpool beat Blackpool 7-2 but he was looking at the two goals conceded. The actions they do have to be exactly at the same level as last year otherwise Liverpool will not win games, it’s as simple as that.
“Liverpool are the team everyone wants to beat. For the past few years it was Manchester City and City will feel a little bit hurt because Liverpool were able to pretty easily build up an early lead last season. This time they will want to come out of the traps straight away.
“Everyone will want to beat Liverpool and that starts against Leeds United on Saturday. You don’t really want to be playing promoted teams so early in the season and Leeds will be going to Anfield wanting to prove a point; trying to set their standard.”
Rush is right and Liverpool are the best squad in the Premier League with some of the best players in the game, so Klopp doesnt need to improve the squad, but the rivals had too in order to close the gap.
But the worry is, they have closed that gap.
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