The Daily Express have transmitted the words of the former Liverpool defender, Mark Lawrenson, who believes the club will have to invest heavily next summer to remain competitive in the Champions League as well as in the domestic championship.
The Reds have already lost Philippe Coutinho, while Emre Can refuses to extend his current contract that runs out at the end of the season. The future of Mohamed Salah could also be away from Anfield following recent statements from Real Madrid president Florentino Perez.
Additionally, manager Jurgen Klopp is struggling with his goalkeepers, which is why he wants to bring a new one as soon as possible.
Therefore, Lawrenson has urged the Merseysiders to take at least five new players, stating that Manchester City will spend monster figures again to achieve European ascendancy.
“You have to bear in mind, of course, that Man City will go mad again in the summer because they want world domination,” BBC Sport pundit Lawrenson told FootballTips.
“So, if that’s the case, Liverpool will at least need half a dozen. Goalkeeper, you might argue another centre back, creative midfield player, another striker, maybe a wide player just in case they want to change it around a little bit and break it up.
“So I would say a good half a dozen but I don’t think it’s going to happen to be honest with you.”
Apart from Pep Guardiola, Jose Mourinho is also known for wasting huge money on new signings, so Klopp will inevitably have to rush into the market to keep his team at the very top.