Liverpool do not need to sign new players to defend their EPL crown, Ian Rush has said
Rush simply revealed that other Premier League teams are currently playing catch-up in the transfer market, so Liverpool do not need to panic.
According to him, even if LFC signs a player for £80 million ($102m) this summer, it does not guarantee the player a first team spot.
He added that the Liverpool squad is very strong currently and it will only be affected by injuries.
His words, “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,”
“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.”
On Klopp, “Klopp will not tolerate a drop off at all,” he said. “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.”