Liverpool legend Jan Molby has explained in his column for the Liverpool Echo that he feels the club have to buy proven quality in the transfer window this summer.
The former midfielder has suggested that the Reds need to go for broke in the summer market, as Brendan Rodgers looks to transform the quality of his squad ahead of next year.
“We need to change our buying policy a little bit and try and go for the players who are proven performers,” he wrote.
“The problem with our transfer policy is that if it doesn’t really move the team on then we have to try and do something else and that’s probably where we’re at just now.”
Molby seems to suggest that regardless of who’s at the top of the pecking order in a certain position, Liverpool need to go after the best players if they are available.
Rodgers will likely trim the fat from his squad, which should create the squad space as well as extra funds for him to spend on wages and transfer fees.
What could work against Liverpool when the summer window opens is their European status.
Quite often the highest profile and most exciting players are looking for Champions League status, which Liverpool boasted last summer but may not have by the end of the Premier League season.
It would take a remarkable run of results for them to break into the top four and a complete dip in fortunes for either of the Manchester clubs.
However, regardless of the club’s league position at the end of the campaign, the message from Molby is clear; go for broke.