Emile Heskey has warned Liverpool that they could drop behind their rivals if more players aren’t added before the transfer window closes, during an interview with Talksport.
The ex-Reds talisman believes Liverpool could become a little bit worried given that their rivals are busy spending money on their squad.
Boss Jurgen Klopp has only added Greek left-back Kostas Tsimikas during the summer and Heskey has called upon Liverpool to add some strength in depth.
He told Talksport: “When you watch other teams buying players in the manner they are, you’re always a little bit worried.
“When you’re looking at Liverpool fans and Klopp, they have so much trust in him and understand where he’s going with it.
“But, then again, I do think back-up wise Liverpool need two or three players.
“When you lose the likes of Henderson, Virgil van Dijk. Mo Salah, Sadio Mane or Roberto Firmino…Firmino makes a lot of it tick and when you lose that how do you replace him?
“I don’t think they’ve got that as of yet.”
Liverpool won the league comfortably last season but this season looks set to be a completely different tale.
With Chelsea, Manchester United and Manchester City all strengthening their squads, it could be a far closer run race.
Heskey played for Liverpool 223 times, scoring 60 goals for the club enjoying plenty of success in cup competitions.
Klopp trusts his players and they do have some fantastic youngsters coming through, but will that be enough next season?
Thiago Alcantara has been heavily linked but it does appear Liverpool won’t be held at ransom for a player who in 12 months time will be available on a free transfer.
With more spending looking unlikely at this stage, it could be a case of wait and see with Liverpool and it’ll be fascinating to see whether they can scale the heights of last season or not.