Liverpool legend Rush urges club to sign forward who is ‘absolutely flying’
Former Liverpool striker Ian Rush believes the club should look to sign young talent in the summer, even if they manage to win the Premier League.
Jurgen Klopp’s team sit second in the table after seven games. They have picked up 15 points in that time, putting them just one behind title rivals Chelsea. Manchester City and Manchester United also look set to put up a strong fight for the league crown.
Despite spending little in the summer, Liverpool cannot be ruled out. Forwards Mo Salah and Sadio Mane are in great form, while Jordan Henderson is back to full fitness.
The Reds have been linked with plenty of top names ahead of January. They are in the hunt for Milan star Franck Kessie. The Ivorian is viewed as a replacement for Gini Wijnaldum, who left in the summer.
Karim Adeyemi is another rumoured target. The teenager has impressed scouts across Europe with his goals for RB Salzburg.
Rush has now given his take on the club’s transfer strategy. He told the Daily Mail: “If they’re top of the league, why sign somebody? You look at your position in January and see where you are. As long as everyone stays injury-free, I don’t think they need to invest in January.”
When asked if this stance would change in the summer, Rush continued: “Even if they win the league, I think they should invest because winning the league and keeping the same team, it just doesn’t work like that.
“Jurgen Klopp knows what he wants. If he goes to the owners and says ‘I want this’, I am sure the owners will provide.
“Get to January and see where you are but in the summer even if Liverpool do win the league, I am sure they would invest again because they need to keep players on their toes.
“If they do invest it’ll be in a younger person where the potential is there.”
Liverpool are thought to be keen admirers of PSG star Kylian Mbappe. The Frenchman will be available for free in July once his contract expires.
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Rush added: “I think if you look age-wise, Mbappe is absolutely flying. He would suit Liverpool. [Erling] Haaland is also scoring for fun.
“But they have to fit into Liverpool’s style of play and Mbappe would certainly do that. He is improving and will get even better.
“You can get an out-and-out goalscorer but if you don’t provide them they don’t score, but Mbappe makes goals as well as scoring them.”
Liverpool defender makes decision on future
Liverpool centre-back Ben Davies has reportedly decided where he future lies after this season.
The Englishman joined Sheffield United on a season-long loan in August. He has impressed during his first six appearances for the Blades.
That has resulted in rumours of a permanent switch to Bramall Lane. However, Yorkshire Live reporter Nathan Hemmingham reckons Davies will return to Liverpool.
“He’s not thinking about anything major,” Hemmingham told the Blood Red podcast. “It’s just about this season and playing again.
“Then in the summer he wants to go back to Liverpool to see if the door is open.”
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Source: Transfer News – TEAMtalk
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