Savage: Liverpool need to spend £200m to £300m

Robbie Savage says Liverpool need huge investment to compete for the Premier League title.

Robbie Savage has told Breathe Sport that Jurgen Klopp has an incredibly tough task ahead of him if he is to achieve his goal of leading Liverpool to the Premier League title.

Klopp said at his opening press conference that he wanted to win the league in his first four years at the club, reported ESPN.

Savage told Breathe Sport that owners FSG need to make a huge investment in players to give the new manager a chance.

He said: "He's got a tough job. I think Liverpool are miles off it. Only £70 million has been well spent. The money spent is ridiculous.

"He will have to spend (another) £200-300 million to get anywhere near challenging for the title. Success is Champions League football. They're not going to win the league."

Savage also went onto question whether Liverpool would be able to attract top players to the club, without referencing the huge pulling power Klopp could have as manager.

The German did not have the sort of budget Savage described to aid him at Borussia Dortmund, and nor did he need it, winning two Bundesliga titles.

Klopp relied on his ability to develop players bought for lower fees, and youth players, and while the club are going to need to spend money to bring in those he believes he can get the most out of, going the Galactico route is unlikely.

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