‘Liverpool have to strengthen, Klopp knows that’ – Fowler expects champions to spend

The Reds legend believes that, despite reports of these being little movement on Merseyside, additions will soon be sought in the next window

Liverpool will be aware of the requirement to further bolster their ranks next transfer window, says Robbie Fowler, with the Reds legend saying he would be “amazed” if Jurgen Klopp does not spend.

Those at Anfield have suggested that a quiet window is on the cards after wrapping up a Premier League title triumph.

Klopp has guided his side to the very best of domestic, continental and global games, with there seemingly little room for improvement within his squad.

The general consensus is that Liverpool will see it difficult to make any ready-made starters.

There have, however, been plenty of requires greater depth to be added to the Reds’ ranks, with Klopp considered to take need of attacking alternatives to Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino.

He has stopped short of joining any early bidding wars, such as what saw Chelsea land Timo Werner, but Fowler believes the German will be tempted into the market at some stage.

The Liverpool icon told Premier League Productions after seeing the newly-crowned kings of England humbled 4-0 by Manchester City inside their first outing since securing the title: “Listen, that he [Klopp] knows what his players are.

“I would be taken aback if that he isn’t taking a look at the transfer window anyway.

“We know as players ourselves that when you have got aspirations of winning leagues, you’ve got to go and sign players.

“Just because you’ve won the Premier League, it doesn’t mean you’re happy with the squad. You’ve always got to grow.

“When you think of Man City, they truly are going to lose [David] Silva, [Sergio] Aguero could be coming towards the twilight of his career, they’ve lost [Leroy] Sane, [Benjamin] Mendy isn’t reliable because of his injuries, they’re going to go out and sign players.

“Any time you need to stay at the top, you have got to bring players in.

“The teams behind you are going to bring players in, so if you’re not signing players, you’re not standing still – you’re going backwards.”

Despite claims from those on Merseyside that a close eye will soon be kept on the purse strings this summer, Liverpool have still been related to big-money moves for famous brands Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho, Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly and Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago Alcantara.