Former Liverpool striker Stan Collymore has told The Mirror that he’d like to see the Reds land Antoine Griezmann this summer from Barcelona.
The Frenchman has been linked with a move to Anfield this summer (Daily Mail) and Collymore believes the lack of signings is a worry for Liverpool.
Jurgen Klopp has added just one player to his ranks so far, with Greek left-back Kostas Tsimikas the only senior player signed this summer.
Griezmann could be down the pecking order at the Nou Camp, following Lionel Messi’s sensational u-turn regarding his future.
Collymore thinks Liverpool should pounce on the world-class forward and secure a stellar signing that he thinks Liverpool are craving.
He told The Mirror: “If Liverpool want to defend their title then they have to get the cheque-book out.
“That’s why I like the Antoine Griezmann rumour – if Liverpool were to get the French international striker then the dressing-room would be thinking the cavalry had finally arrived.
“Manchester United and Sir Alex Ferguson created a dynasty by constantly freshening things up with marquee signings. Liverpool haven’t done that yet.
“The only that that does give me comfort if the fact they have won several trophies recently and clearly like the feeling.”
Collymore might be left disappointed in his desire to see Griezmann rock up at Anfield.
It seems highly unlikely that Liverpool will spend massive amounts before the window closes and that surely rules the Barcelona man out.
He only signed for the Catalan giants last summer for £107 million and after 15 goals last season they’ll want a hefty sum.
Add to that his £359,000-a-week wages and it’s surely a bridge too far for Liverpool this summer.
If the Reds could land Thiago who has also been linked that might be enough to appease Collymore and with Wijnaldum set for a departure he’d also fill a void.
Klopp has done enough during his four years at the club to win the trust of the club’s supporters and he will back his team to defend the title.
One or two players might have been ideal but ultimately Liverpool’s first XI, especially in attack, is still very strong. Any forward player who does arrive will probably act as a backup anyway and there isn’t really any need to panic.