Liverpool need to sign experience not youth this summer

Providing they can hold onto Luis Suarez, how should Liverpool's summer transfer plans shape up?

Liverpool are potentially and more than likely set to enter their fourth consecutive season without Champions League football.

This making the summer transfer window one of the most crucial in the Reds history.

This year Liverpool have had an influx of youth players enter the first team, such as Raheem Sterling, Suso, Andre Wisdom and Jonjo Shelvey.

If they can keep hold of these players for the upcoming years, then Liverpool may well hit the heights their fans so desperately crave, but they are only a start.

If Liverpool do want to keep hold of their promising youngsters and also the likes of Steven Gerrard, Luis Suarez, Pepe Reina and Glen Johnson, then they can ill afford to finish outside of the top four once again next year.

Therefore, Liverpool need to spend wisely this summer, and instead of flooding the team with more youth it may be time to bring in some more experienced players in to the squad.

Although performances of late are showing that Rodgers’ style of play is beginning to take mould, it is still evident that Liverpool at times lack that bit of extra quality in order to kill teams off.

One player who could be sacrificed this summer is Fabio Borini, and after a poor goal return of only one in 16 games, it wouldn’t leave many Liverpool fans with a face of disappointment.

If Borini does depart and with Andy Carroll unlikely to return, this would leave Liverpool with only two senior strikers. This would give Liverpool a great opportunity to provide a statement of intent and lay some real cash on the table, in order to buy a proven striker to give Liverpool that opportunity to once again to rise to the top.

But who can Liverpool not only afford to buy, but also attract to club without the lure of Champions League football? Let us know your thoughts...

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