Paul Ince: Liverpool should have signed Manchester United loanee in the summer

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Paul Ince says that if he were the Liverpool manager, then he would have brought in a top-quality striker like Radamel Falcao.

Former Liverpool midfielder Paul Ince has criticised the club’s summer transfer activity and believes that the Reds should have brought in a top -uality striker to replace Luis Suarez.

Last season’s top scorer Suarez opted to leave the Reds in the summer, trading Anfield for Barcelona in a deal worth a reported £70 million.

His 33 Premier League goals from last season was always going to be a tough act to follow, but Brendan Rodgers decided to fill the void with a number of signings.

The game, however, has seemingly failed to come off as at least six of the Reds’ eight summer signings have come with a combined heavy cost and failed to improve the team.

In fact, judging by their league form and recent Champions league exit, one can only suggest that they have regressed this season and at a frightening pace too.

After 15 Premier League matches, the Merseysiders have scored just 19 goals and their quality in the final third has been poor to say the least.

Former midfielder Ince feels that the club have suffered from a scattergun approach to signings and reveals a top striker in the mould of Edinson Cavani is the sort of signing that should have been made.

“I’d have spent whatever it took on a great striker like Edinson Cavani or Radamel Falcao, make a statement to replace Suarez and the 35 goals he scored,” he told the Daily Mail.

“Instead they tried to buy five or six new players to share the goals around and it hasn’t materialised.

‘You need top strikers. City have Sergio Aguero, Chelsea have Costa, even at the bottom of the table QPR have Charlie Austin and Burnley have Danny Ings.

“Top clubs need more than one. When City lose Aguero, they bring in Edin Dzeko. Liverpool lose Daniel Sturridge and nobody is scoring.”

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