Craig Bellamy provides transfer advice for Liverpool

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Former Liverpool striker Craig Bellamy believes the Reds should pursue one or two signings during the summer transfer window in order to compete with Manchester City for the Premier League title next season. The Reds finished 25 points off the Premier League holders last season but Bellamy is still giving them a chance of winning the English crown with a couple of shrewd signings this summer.

Speaking on Sky Sports, Bellamy said: “You have to be optimistic about Liverpool next year. They have one or two players coming in. They need one or two players more. There is every chance they can compete with Man City. They have the firepower. They have the manager in Jurgen Klopp. They are a serious threat.”
Liverpool did not fare well against the top-six teams on the road last season but their overall performance against Manchester City was impressive to say the least. The Reds encountered the Citizens on four occasions in all competitions last term and out of those, they managed to outclass Pep Guardiola’s side on three occasions with top-notch performances throughout the team.

As a result, the Merseyside giants are no doubt a genuine threat to City’s title ambitions next season, though their challenge may depend on how they start the campaign. Over the past few years, the Reds have tended to drop off with their performances after a couple of weeks of action and this is something they need to avoid next term, if they are to stay within reach of a maiden Premier League title.

The Reds have yet to make any sort of movement in the transfer market this summer but they would still be strengthening their midfield ranks with Naby Keita due to join them. The Guinea international signed a pre-contract agreement last summer after RB Leipzig agreed upon a fee with the Reds and the move is expected to be made official when the international transfer window reopens.