Liverpool have had a very positive summer transfer window, arguably the best out of the top four clubs in the Premier League so far.
Manager Jurgen Klopp has recruited Fabinho, Naby Keita, Xherdan Shaqiri and Alisson, who has become the most expensive goalkeeper in the world following his switch from Roma.
The pressure is on the Merseyside outfit to win a trophy this season due to the impressive squad that Klopp has now put together.
Former Liverpool defender Phil Thompson is feeling optimistic about the club this season, but he believes that they are one centre-back short of being serious contenders.
While writing a preview for Sky Sports, the TV pundit urged the Reds to ‘snatch’ Leicester City defender Harry Maguire from under Manchester United’s noses.
According to a recent report from Sky Sports, the Red Devils are preparing a world-record bid for the England international, who starred at the World Cup in Russia.
Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk is currently the world’s most expensive centre-back following his £75m switch from Southampton in January.
Some Liverpool fans have been tweeting their thoughts on Thompson’s claims, and a handful are not convinced by Maguire’s quality.
Highly unlikely, but just imagine Jose’s reaction👀https://t.co/qW3iExXZVJ
— Empire of the Kop (@empireofthekop) August 6, 2018
Somebody non-English needs to say this; Maguire is not a good enough defender. I’m sorry. I’m hoping United splash the cash on him!
— Alexander Bjerre (@BjerreSimonsen) August 6, 2018
And wouldn’t we all love that!!!!
— Rita Finlay (@RitaFinlay1) August 6, 2018
The guy is average at most… just because he’s english he becomes better then he really is
— Mojo17 (@Kopperhead17) August 6, 2018
Woud be brilliant
— Tony Wolstenholme (@TonyWols) August 6, 2018
Thank God Thompson isn’t in this position
— Saqib Rehan (@saq_reh) August 6, 2018
We should do it just to push him over the edge.
— bobbyredsox (@bobbyredsox1) August 6, 2018
Thankful that Thompson isn’t LFC manager lol
— Pete_C (@PeteC16977390) August 6, 2018
They can keep him , hope they do break the record him though 🤣🤣
— Yaseen Chotta🇿🇦🇵🇸 (@YaseenChotta) August 6, 2018
Overrated crap. Not even good in the air only because he scored 1 header everyone avoiding the fact he missed about 20
— James (@jamescox1810191) August 6, 2018