'Something's not right': Gary Neville says signing 22-year-old would make Liverpool title challengers again
Gary Neville has told the Webby & O’Neil channel on Youtube that he thinks something is not right at Liverpool.
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Liverpool have begun the season by taking seven points from their first nine games.
However, they failed to beat a 10 man Chelsea team at Anfield last weekend.
And Neville thinks that he is starting to see signs that Liverpool are just falling away from title contention.
It has got to the point where the former Manchester United defender feels that only a marquee signing can save Jurgen Klopp’s side.
And he says that only the addition of a player like Mbappe could launch them back into Premier League title contention.
“I said after the game that sometimes you can’t put your finger on it, but something’s not right,” he said.
“It’s not bad, it’s not a massive big spirit issue or the manager has fallen out with players, nothing like that.
“But there’s something missing. I remember going three years ago thinking we’re in trouble and two years ago thinking we’re in serious trouble.
“You can just feel it, you can see when something is right – but it’s just not there.
“Unless they have bought Mbappe, and then we go ‘Oh my God, they’re challenging’, there’s something not quite right there.”
Liverpool have been tentatively linked with Mbappe for some time now, but any transfer appears extremely difficult to do.
The Reds have shown no signs that they have the funds required to prise him away from PSG, even on a free transfer, when his wages will surely be exorbitant.
Liverpool’s squad has stayed practically the same for many years now, and Neville’s concerns are also shared by plenty of supporters around Anfield.
That being said, Klopp’s side do now have a far stronger defence to build around – and if they can keep players fit, their starting line-up is a match for anyone in England.