Klopp cautioned over repeating Pochettino’s Tottenham error at Liverpool
Paul Merson insists the Reds should not rest on their laurels by not invigorating their team with brand-new finalizings – otherwise they run the risk of squandering their potential as Spurs performed in the recent past
Liverpool must continue to rejuvenate their team with fresh signings or else they risk decreasing as Tottenham did under Mauricio Pochettino.
That’s according to Paul Merson, who firmly insists the Reds “require to purchase” players who will promote functions in the beginning XI – regardless of the Anfield club lifting the Premier League prize last week.
The former England aggressor cited Tottenham’s decline as a caution of what might happen if there is not sustained investment.
Spurs finished as runners-up in the Premier League in 2017 and ended up third either side of that project with an interesting, young team under Pochettino’s management.
However Merson insists they never ever built on their strong structures and “it has came back to bite them”, with Pochettino dismissed in November.
” I think Liverpool require to buy, but it’s difficult to understand exactly where,” Merson informed Sky Sports.
” Spurs had a similar situation under Pochettino a couple years ago; they had such a great XI, that anybody they purchased wasn’t most likely to play much.
” You can’t live like that, you need to keep competition and keep rotation.
” There’s a fast food chain that sell more burgers or chips than anyone else, but they spend more on advertising than anyone else. You have actually got to kick on.
” I discovered that with Spurs, they never truly gambled, and it has actually returned to bite them.”
Merson’s warning follows Klopp hinted last month that it might be a peaceful transfer window for Liverpool.
The Reds manager said: “COVID has of course influenced both sides with ins and outs, that is totally normal. It’s just not likely that it will be the most busy summer season worldwide.
” However maybe at a later point in the year, if the transfer window is still open, we will understand more. But this team … take a look at it.
” It is not a squad you need to change now and say ‘OK, we require this position and this position’. If you are a football fan, you desire a backup for him and him, even if you are entirely happy with everybody, you desire backups.
” We have a great deal of … we don’t have a very first XI, I state we have a very first 16 or 17, they can all play to the very same level. But we need to use this, 100 per cent. And what we desire to produce our transfers internally.”
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