Paul Merson sends warning to Liverpool about summer transfers

Paul Merson says Liverpool will need to spend big in the forthcoming transfer window ahead of next season

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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp Photo: New Balance

Paul Merson has warned Liverpool that the Reds will have to spend big in the summer transfer window if they want to improve next season.

The Reds are currently chasing a top-four finish in the Premier League table as Jurgen Klopp looks to steer the Merseyside outfit back into the Champions League in his first full season at Anfield.

Liverpool take on Watford at Vicarage Road on Monday night as they look to take a step closer towards Champions League qualification.

There is bound to be plenty of speculation linking Liverpool with a host of top players as the summer transfer window draws ever nearer.

And former Arsenal star Merson has told Klopp that he will have to splash the cash in the summer.

Asked if Liverpool will need to spend big this summer, Merson said on Sky Sports News HQ: “Oh definitely. If they want to kick on, then yeah.

“They’ve got to. The name of the game this season was to get in the Champions League.

“They have to go and buy players. I saw he (Klopp) was coming out saying that everyone wants to come to Liverpool, this is a good club, players will sign for us instead of going to London. He needs to do that.

“I think people will go there because of him.

“He’s a very likeable man, we all like listening to him and watching him. I think that’s a big advantage, but it’s who he buys.”

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Liverpool finished eighth and without a trophy last season after Klopp’s appointment back in October 2015.

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