Kieron Dyer says Liverpool do not need to strengthen too much this summer, but admits a deal for Thiago would make them “really formidable”.
The former Nerwcastle and Ipswich star, speaking on the The Monday Night Club on BBC Radio 5, does not think that Jurgen Klopp needs to do too much in the transfer window.
After dominating the Premier League last season, Klopp has added Kostas Tsimikas to his squad, but Dyer, 41, is not concerned.
Klopp and Liverpool have been heavily linked with Thiago at Bayern Munich, but the club have been tight-lipped over whether the Spain star is a genuine target for them.
Klopp was guarded over the Dutchman’s future over the weekend, but with just 12 months to run on his deal both parties need clarity.
Klopp said: “That’s an open contract situation, obviously. Otherwise, you would know.
“And that means we don’t talk about that. I never did in press conferences so why should I change that?”
If the former Newcastle man does decide to leave and Barcelona are believed to be keen after the arrival of Ronald Koeman, then Klopp will need a replacement.
Midfield three questioned
And Dyer believes Thiago would add an extra dimension to the champions’ game.
“Liverpool haven’t really had to sign anyone,” Dyer told BBC Radio 5 Live. “[But] win the league by 20 points do you really need to strengthen your squad?
“They have obviously been linked with Thiago, which would be absolutely massive for them. A lot of their creativity comes from their full-backs. We only question the midfield three about how many goals and assists they get.
“He [Thiago] would give them another option. It would make them really formidable. I don’t think Liverpool have to recruit too much, they are the best team in the league by miles. It was shown last season. Liverpool will be fine.”