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  • David Tyrer

Heskey 'a bit worried' by LFC's rival's spending

As the new Premier League season nears, our rival's spending is - and, in some cases, already has - gone into overdrive. They have an awful lot of ground to make up after last season.

But Liverpool have, thus far, only brought in Kostas Tsimikas as a back up to Andy Robertson. A signing that we've needed for a couple of season now.

There are areas where we need options still, though. Another experienced centre back, a more creative midfielder and either back up for Mane and/or Salah or a back up for Bobby Firmino are all areas that could do with some serious strength from the bench.

It looks, for all intents and purposes though, as if we're unlikely to get even half of those signings done this transfer window. The money just doesn't appear to be available.

But the work being done, and players currently being lined up, by those rivals is worrying the big man, with Liverpool seemingly content to stick, rather than twist, unless the right deal comes along.

Speaking to talkSPORT - unfortunately - he said: "When you watch other teams buying players in the manner they are buying players, you’re always a little bit worried.

"When you’re looking at Liverpool fans and Klopp, they have so much trust in him and understand where he’s going with it.

"But, then again, I do think back-up wise Liverpool need two or three players.

"When you lose the likes of Jordan Henderson, Virgil van Dijk, Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino… Firmino makes a lot of it tick and when you lose that how do you replace him?

"I don’t think they’ve got that as of yet.

"It’s difficult to judge the Community Shield game, especially with the pre-season the lads have had. The season has ended and they haven’t really had a break, they’ve had to come straight back.

"You look at Liverpool and what Klopp can get out his players and you always put them up there alongside Man City, so it’ll be interesting to see who hits the ground running first.

"But obviously you have Chelsea kicking at their heels now, they’ve bought some outstanding players."




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