Former Liverpool star Danny Murphy thinks the Reds should recruit another attacking player to keep up the pressure on Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane, according to the Mirror.

Jurgen Klopp has repeatedly suggested he’s not keen on splashing the cash this summer and is happy with his current squad.

Murphy, however, believes his old side could be short on firepower this coming season.

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“I think with Sturridge going – and I know they have Xherdan Shaqiri and Divock Origi – the front three need pushing,” Murphy said.

“If they could get someone who can play in varying roles of that front three and really push them and give the team strength in depth, that would be huge for Liverpool.

“I think that’s the main area for me. I think they have great competition in midfield, which we saw last season when they rotated.

“I don’t think it weakened Liverpool too much when they mixed it up in that area.”

Murphy added: “When you look at Man City they have the likes of Riyad Mahrez, Raheem Sterling Bernardo Silva, Leroy Sane, Gabriel Jesus and Sergio Aguero – so they have got six. They have got that back-up.

“Can Liverpool go out and find someone who had got the confidence to compete with these three and push them, and share the load a bit more? Or is Klopp going to trust Origi and Shaqiri?

“I do think Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Joe Gomes coming back is a big boost for them. Especially Gomez, when you look at the defensive coverage he brings. He’s a quality player.”

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