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Liverpool ‘Need To Bring In A Marquee Signing To Challenge For The Premier League Title'

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Liverpool ‘Need To Bring In A Marquee Signing To Challenge For The Premier League Title'

Liverpool need a marquee signing to challenge for the Premier League title this season, according to former Reds Peter Crouch and Joe Cole.

The Anfield outfit have won their first two games of the new campaign, albeit against Norwich and Burnley, but Crouch and Cole feel they need further additions in order to reclaim the Premier League title they secured in 2019/20.

In their defence of the title last term, Jurgen Klopp's side could only finish third. Despite this, they've been relatively quiet in this summer's transfer market, with RB Leipzig's Ibrahima Konate the only addition in a £35m deal.

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However, their title rivals Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea have all splashed the cash to significantly strengthen their squads.

United have snapped up Jadon Sancho and Raphael Varane, City signed Jack Grealish and Chelsea took Romelu Lukaku back to Stamford Bridge. City are also chasing Harry Kane.

And Crouch, who spent three years at Anfield, believes a major signing before the end of the window closes is required on the red half of Merseyside.

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He told BT Sport: ''When a new signing walks through the door, when Lukaku, Sancho and Varane walk through the door [it lifts everyone].

"If they [Liverpool] signed Lukaku, you're talking about them being front runners for the title.

"They haven't signed anyone, they've got Konate but they haven't really gone out and got someone. This squad still has the quality to be title contenders.

"When someone walks through the door, when [Andriy] Shevchenko and [Michael] Ballack walk through the door, when [Fernando] Torres walks through the door, it lifts training."

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Cole, who made 42 appearances for Liverpool, added: "They didn't do any business last year. They're banking on that unit of players that won them the title.

"Last year it got decimated by injuries. Instead of going for the big star, we're going to put you in that position on the pitch and challenge [Sadio] Mane.

"They've gone around the peripheries, while Chelsea have gone, 'Lukaku, he's playing. If it upsets [Kai] Havertz and [Timo] Werner, whatever'.

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"Whether they have the money to go for big players, I don't know. They've gone down the road of giving out big contracts."

Topics: Liverpool

Thomas Harvey
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