Liverpool FC told to sign quality 29-year-old to replace Philippe Coutinho
Danny Murphy explains why he thinks Liverpool FC should try and go all out and sign Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal
Danny Murphy has urged Liverpool FC to consider splashing the cash on signing Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal following Philippe Coutinho’s move to Barcelona.
The Reds finally bid farewell to the Brazilian playmaker on Monday after months of speculation linking him with a switch to Camp Nou.
Liverpool FC are believed to have received a transfer fee of as much as £145m for Coutinho as the Reds now look to try and find a potential replacement in the January transfer window.
Sanchez’s situation at Arsenal has been a non-stop source of speculation in recent months after he entered into the final few months of his contract at The Emirates.
The 29-year-old Chile international would be able to leave Arsenal on a free transfer in the summer if the Gunners decide not to cash-in this month and he doesn’t sign a new deal.
And former Liverpool FC midfielder Murphy feels that Sanchez would be the perfect man to replace Coutinho at Anfield.
Speaking on The Debate on Sky Sports, Murphy said: “Are Liverpool trying to win the league? Or are they trying to slowly but surely grow and become a consistent top-four club?
“I don’t know the answer to that, but you must have a spine of quality – at the moment they’ve got one,” Murphy said.
“I’m putting it out there, I don’t know if he’d go because I’ve got no inside information, but if you’ve got that much money, and you don’t want to spend fortunes on £50m, £60m, £70m players, just go and give Sanchez whatever he wants, say, ‘Come and be our leader’.”
Meanwhile, Liverpool FC are currently preparing for their Premier League showdown with Manchester City at Anfield on Sunday afternoon in their first game without Coutinho since his exit.
The Reds are in fourth place in the table as they chase Champions League qualification for the second season running.