Michael Owen has been backed by Liverpool icon Jose Enrique in his argument with Rio Ferdinand over the club’s transfer policy with the Spaniard backing Jurgen Klopp’s ability to find bargains. The former Manchester United defender had argued the Reds needed to go out and by big name Players like Jude Bellingham but Owen was keen to talk up their past record instead.
Liverpool look set to be active in the transfer market again this summer with Klopp facing a rebuild. The club’s efforts are likely to be focused in central midfield with the position becoming a real area of weakness this season as the likes of Jordan Henderson and Fabinho start to show signs of ageing.
Mason Mount and Bellingham have been among the Players heavily linked with a move to Anfield although there has been some debate over the kind of player the club should target. Ferdinand and Owen were on separate sides on the issue following the Reds Champions League defeat to Real Madrid last week.
The centre-back suggested the club needed to go out and sign big names and while the striker conceded that it would be nice, he pointed to Klopp’s previous transfer business instead. He highlighted the likes of Mo Salah and Sadio Mane who were not world beaters went they arrived at Liverpool but went on to be, thanks in part to the German’s management.
Now, Owen has been backed by former Liverpool star Enrique who believes the club will manage to get by without Bellingham given the number of bargains available on the transfer market.
“Napoli found Khvicha Kvaratskhelia for £10m and he's one of the best Players in Serie A,2 Enrique told DAZN Bet. “Liverpool signed Sadio Mane from Southampton, Gini Wijnaldum from Newcastle, Mohamed Salah from Roma, and there will be very good Players out there that are cheaper than Jude Bellingham.
“I feel Liverpool need three new midfielders, a new right winger, a new right back, and maybe a new centre-back, should they really be signing Bellingham for £100m or more if they want to sign more Players?
“If Bellingham doesn't come, there are still very good Players out there that can become world-class under Jurgen Klopp”.
It remains to be seen what business Liverpool will attempt to do in the transfer market over the summer but it looks set to be a busy few months for Klopp as he looks to rebuild after a disappointing season.