Liverpool are trying “desperately hard” to add to their squad this summer and are willing to invest some considerable money, according to Danny Murphy.
Murphy, 40, who spent seven years at Anfield and played 170 games for the Reds, still has strong ties to the club and revealed the club are willing to spend big to strengthen their squad.
Jurgen Klopp has added young striker Dominic Solanke from Chelsea for a fee which will be set by a tribunal and Mohamed Salah from Roma for a club-record £36.9million.
But he is still chasing a centre-back and a left-back and Murphy is hopeful the club can resurrect a deal for Southampton’s Virgil van Dijk.
“My understanding is that they are trying desperately hard to improve the squad and they are willing to put quite a few pounds behind that,” he told Sky Sports News HQ.
“I hope they get Van Dijk. I hope that happens because I think defensively is where they need to get better. They need a left-back of course.
“But you know, he is not a stupid man Klopp. He has seen now everything that he has got and what he needs.
“You can’t rush these things. You know as well as I know there are domino effects with transfers. It will start.
“Unfortunately because of the way the window is set up, which is nonsensical as far as I am concerned, you know things now will happen mid to late August. So there is plenty of time. I wouldn’t be worrying if I was a Liverpool fan.”