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  • David Tyrer

"Liverpool don't need £100 million signings" - John Barnes

Having spent the past 4 weeks listening to Liverpool fans on the whole, you'd think that the team that won the Champions League was no better than the one that won in Istanbul.

Such as been the level of hypocrisy and whining from a number of fans, it's as if we didn't have one of the strongest first-teams in Europe and didn't compete on two fronts.

Thankfully, there are just as many Reds that believe only a few tweaks are needed, and also welcome the addition of a number of academy graduates to the first-team set up.

It's something that John Barnes believes too; that the team only needs a few squad options to continue to compete as it did throughout last season.

The Reds legend told the Liverpool Offside: "I actually feel the opposite. I’m looking for something exciting but not necessarily anything new.

"Last season we needed players like Virgil van Dijk and Alisson to come into the team to be the main pieces in the squad and maximise the potential we had.

"This year, I don’t think there are any players who will be coming in to take the place of [Mohamed] Salah, [Sadio] Mane, [Roberto] Firmino, or Van Dijk, so instead what we need to do is supplement the squad.

"I don’t think we’re going to go out and get a player for £100m to go straight into the team, but we don’t need that."

So far the manager has only added 17-year old Dutch defender Sepp van den Berg to the squad, although he'll initially go into the U-23's team.

According to many of the more reliable reports, it's likely that we'll see a couple of squad additions, at the very least. Something Barnsey thinks is only right.

He continued: "But there are players out there who can improve the next nine or 10 players after that, which is a relatively easier thing to do.

"Our current rivals, even City included, currently need a few players to improve the first XI and there aren’t that many players out there like that. We don’t need that and we’re just looking for players to improve the squad."

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