Stan Collymore has urged Liverpool to put in a bid for Tottenham striker Harry Kane in the summer so that the Reds can once again mount a title challenge next season.
Kane has arguably been the most in-form attacker in Europe so far this season, with 20 goals and 14 assists to his name in all competitions so far this campaign.
The striker has seemingly taken his game to a new level this season as he is able to influence games much more from the slightly deeper role than he has played in this season.
There has already been plenty of speculation surrounding the England captain’s future, with Real Madrid (Don Balon) and Manchester City (Christian Falk) being touted as potential destinations for the 27-year-old.
Collymore believes that the only way Jurgen Klopp’s men will be able to keep pace with Man City is if they move for a player of Kane’s quality in the summer.
The former Liverpool striker wrote in his column for The Mirror: “They do need to wake up and smell the coffee, which means owners FSG spending money to go toe-to-toe with City in that period.
“It means that if City go out and buy Erling Haaland this summer then Liverpool must buy the next Robert Lewandowski or even put in a bid for Harry Kane.
“What they can’t do is just say, ‘We have a really good XI, some youngsters coming through, and we can maintain our challenges that way’, because there are too many other teams with the money to make sure that won’t be the case.”
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Liverpool are certainly not going to be in a position to afford Harry Kane, who will likely cost upwards of £150m even if he asks to leave. In fact, in the current financial climate, it is difficult to imagine any club paying that sort of fee for a player who will be 28 in the summer which is why I am reasonably confident that we will be able to hang on to him.
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