Liverpool legend John Aldridge hopes the anger caused by last week’s Super League fiasco can spur the club’s owners to fund a big-money move for Borrussia Dortmund star Erling Haaland.
Liverpool appear to have lost out in their fight for a top-four finish after a disappointing draw with Newcastle United at the weekend.
Recall Liverpool won the league las season with a dominant display to clinch the trophy. The reverse is the case right now as the fallen champion are now sixth on the log, a point behind West Ham United and four points behind Chelsea occupying the fourth position.
Defending Premier League champions face a struggle to qualify for next season’s Champions League, with Klopp’s side four points behind fourth-placed Chelsea heading into the final five rounds of fixtures.
Whether the Reds return to Europe’s top table next term could have a significant bearing on who they are able to sign this summer.
But club legend John Aldridge has urged the club’s owners FSG to try and make amends for their part in the European Super League debacle by spending big ahead of next season.
Aldridge says Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Newcastle highlighted the Reds’ deficiencies in front of goal, and urged Fenway Sports Group to act.
“I have said before that Firmino is no longer producing the goods to justify his place in the team“, Aldridge wrote in his column for Sunday World.
He further said, “If ever a game highlighted Liverpool’s desperation to sign a top-quality goalscorer, we saw it yesterday.
“Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland would be the player I would go after this summer, but we don’t know whether Liverpool could get close to paying for that transfer unless they sell Salah or one of their other big stars.
“ Maybe the upset caused by Liverpool’s decision to sign up for the horrible European Super League will inspire the owners to spend a bit of money this summer to breathe new life into this team, because that’s what is needed.“
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