Glen Johnson has advised Liverpool to change their transfer policy this summer to land one Manchester United’s main goals.
Jurgen Klopp’s side enjoyed an outstanding season, clinching the domestic cup double but just missing out on the Premier League and Champions League.
Klopp has already expanded his squad this summer with the signing of exciting teenage striker Fabio Carvalho from Fulham, while Aberdeen’s Calvin Ramsay is set to complete a £4million deal.
Apart from Alisson Becker and Virgil van Dijk’s purchases, bought for record fees, Liverpool have spent relatively modestly in recent years compared to their big rivals.
With Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah both potentially leaving within the next 12 months, Johnson believes Liverpool will be lucky to find suitable replacements at bargain prices.
Liverpool have been linked with Benfica striker Darwin Nunez and Johnson believes it would be worth spending £100m on the Uruguay international, who would almost certainly prefer a move to Anfield over Manchester United, who are also due on June 22 -year-olds is interested.
“You’d think Nunez would go to Anfield if it’s between Liverpool and Manchester United,” Johnson said BettingOdds.com.
“As we know, Manchester United don’t have the same traction as they used to. There was a time when Manchester United called and the answer was yes.
“That’s not the case at the moment, so if Liverpool and Manchester United were up against him then I’m sure he would choose Liverpool over United.
“If Liverpool are to pay the £100m that Benfica say they want for him then it goes against their structure and the way they do business, but that’s the way the game goes. If they don’t open up to it, others will capitalize on it.
“I like the way Liverpool do their business but they have to be a bit flexible because the other big guns will be willing to pay it whether it’s against their protocols or not.”
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