Ex-manager believes Brendan Rodgers’ men will miss out on top four.
Former Liverpool manager Roy Evans believes that the club still aren’t good enough to mount a serious Premier League challenge and will once again miss out on a top four finish, talkSPORT reports.
Rodgers has been busy during this transfer window, having already added four new faces to the side as he attempts to build on last season’s seventh placed finish, but Evans, who was in charge of the club between 1994-98 still doesn’t think that the big money quartet will be enough to keep them in and around the top four.
“I’m pleased so far [with what they’ve done in the transfer market]. The three signings all look to be good young players, and hopefully there’ll be one or two more.
“The problem you have if you’re not in the Champions League positions is you’re not going to attract the top players in Europe. So Liverpool have to look in different regions for up-and-coming talent because Champions League players won’t come to you.
“The plan is to try to get into the Champions League, but everyone else will be spending big money as well and it will be difficult for Liverpool still. You can’t change things overnight. Brendan had a decent season last season, and bringing in Daniel Sturridge and Philippe Coutinho were two massive buys in January and improved them no end. I hope these new lads can improve them a bit more.
“But it will be difficult with a bunch of young players. It’s always difficult if you have too many young players in your side. You need a blend of youth and experience, and they’ve arguably lost their biggest leader in Jamie Carragher.
“I think they’ll finish sixth. That won’t be ideal because you want to be in the Champions League, but we have to be realistic and look where we’re coming from.”