Sunday, July 20, 2014

Will the Reds go the same way as Spurs?

Former Liverpool defender Mark Lawrenson believes the Reds will get it right this summer when spending a record £100million.

Tottenham enjoyed a similar luxury after selling Gareth Bale last summer although their spending did not work on improving the team but Lawrenson doesn’t think Brendan Rodgers will make the same mistakes after letting Luis Suarez leave.

“Spending £100million for the first time in the club’s history is a huge statement,” Lawrenson wrote in the Liverpool Echo.

“I know some will point to the splurge from Tottenham after they sold Gareth Bale last summer as cause for concern but Liverpool’s situation is different.

“We’ve signed four so far and yes seven or eight in total will change the dynamic of the dressing room so that is something to be wary about.

“But Spurs just went on a spending spree.

“There was no definitive plan, no idea of who was going to play in what a position and they just signed players to try and replace Bale.

“Liverpool are different.

“Brendan has implemented a definitive style of play and the squad was so good last year that he won’t sign players for the sake of it.

“Every single player brought in will have an assigned role and there is still plenty of time for Brendan to get the right players for the Reds.”

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