According to Liverpool legend John Aldridge the Reds will almost certainly not manage to finish in the top-four next season if they do not sign a quality striker.
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers side struggled all of last season following the departure of Luis Suarez to Barcelona and Aldridge believes they will struggle once more unless they sign someone who can get them goals.
‘Liverpool have bought some good players in recent weeks but they will struggle to finish in the top four because they haven’t bagged a proven goal-scorer,’ said Aldridge.
‘I’m very happy with Clyne as we need someone in that position, Firmino should slot right in and Milner is a good signing following the departure of Gerrard.
‘But they have not signed the 20-goal-a-season player they really need. Unfortunately Sturridge will not deliver that many goals and Ings will struggle to get the chances in his first season.
‘They haven’t replaced Suarez and that’s what they had to do. You need someone who will score 20+goals season in, season out and they still haven’t got that player.
‘And without that striker they will not break into the top four – where the fans expect them to be.’