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Gary Neville says Liverpool could challenge for Premier League title if they sign one Arsenal player

Gary Neville says Liverpool could challenge for Premier League title if they sign one Arsenal player

Neville thinks Liverpool are one player away.

Gary Neville has claimed that Liverpool could challenge for the Premier League title if they signed one Arsenal player.

The Reds won their first top division title in 2020, their first since 1990, and have been one of the main challengers to Manchester City in recent years.

But Jurgen Klopp's side suffered a blip last season, finishing in fifth place in the Premier League and missing out on Champions League qualification for the first time since the German took over as manager in 2015.

They started this season strongly, although have been pegged back slightly by the 2-1 defeat to Tottenham at the beginning of the month and Sunday's 2-2 draw at Brighton.

They are currently in fourth place, but are only three points behind leaders Tottenham after eight games - following a difficult run of fixtures to begin the campaign with.

Even so, Neville believes the Reds still need to make one more signing to challenge for the title again - and named an Arsenal star as a player with the qualities they need.

Speaking on Sky Sports, he explained: "The [Liverpool] midfield is attacking.

"Has it got the defensive stability of what we have seen here today when Rodri comes back in [for Manchester City], and then when you see Rice, Partey and Jorginho [for Arsenal]?

"Have they got that defensive stability, Liverpool? If you put Declan Rice in Liverpool's holding midfield position or you put Rodri in there, then I would say Liverpool would definitely be on for the title."

Liverpool made four signings in midfield this summer, with Wataru Endo, Ryan Gravenberch, Alexis Mac Allister and Dominik Szoboszlai all making the move to Anfield.

However, out of that quartet, only Endo can be considered a natural defensive midfielder, with Liverpool losing the services of Fabinho to Saudi Pro League side Al Ittihad this summer.

Stefan Bajcetic is another option to play there, although the 18-year-old Spain youth international has been making his way back from an adductor injury suffered towards the end of last season.

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Topics: Liverpool, Arsenal, Premier League, Gary Neville, Harry Kane