Liverpool will struggle to find a replacement for Luis Suarez, according to former defender and Kop legend Jamie Carragher.
The Reds agreed the sale of their star man last week, settling on a £75m fee with Spanish giants Barcelona.
‘El Pistolero’ only penned a new long-term contract during the winter, yet it became apparent over the course of the past few weeks that a switch to the Camp Nou was his ‘dream’, and a transfer was smoothed by his recent biting incident at the World Cup.
Liverpool have been very active in the transfer market both before and since the announcement, with Lazar Markovic’s imminent arrival set to take the club’s spend to around £60m.
Although the arrivals are of undoubted talent, Carragher believes that his old side will find it nearly impossible to replace the striker – who netted 31 goals last season:
“It will obviously be very difficult to replace Luis Suarez,” he told talkSPORT.
“Liverpool are spending the money in a different way by strengthening the squad in lots of different positions, but they’ve almost had to do that because you’re not going to get anyone better than Suarez.
“I’m sure Brendan will be looking to sign a top class forward now, but we’re talking about replacing one of the best players in world football.
“Maybe only Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have been above him over the last few years, so chances of finding someone better are very slim.
“But with Champions League football returning this season, Liverpool need a bigger squad and more quality and it seems like they’re addressing that at the moment.”