As reported by the Mirror, the ex-Reds player and current Sky Sports pundit has laid into the Anfield giants’ current coach and their former manager after failure which has affected the club’s progress.
According to Thompson, the club’s business during the summer—when they recruited a handful of new players—has actually hurt the club.
Christian Benteke, Roberto Firmino, James Milner, Joe Gomez, Nathaniel Clyne, Adam Bogdan and Danny Ings all arrived during the summer, before Rodgers, the man who recruited them, was axed in October.
Thompson has argued that the upheaval has hurt Liverpool: “We spent a huge amount of money in the summer but buying so many players didn’t help us, it hindered us.
“I’d rather use the whole transfer budget on three top quality players. We need to add some star quality to this squad.”
The veteran proceeded by arguing that Liverpool, who have lost Ings for the whole of the campaign due to injury, should have moved to sign Queens Park Rangers frontman Charlie Austin, who instead switched to Southampton for £4 million.
“Aside from [Christian] Benteke, we’ve not got an out-and-out striker,” Thompson continued.
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“They were trying to fill that void with [Alex] Teixeira but that’s not going to happen until the summer.
“They should have signed Charlie Austin. It’s a case of needs must, and for the price Southampton paid he would have been worth a gamble. And he’s a Liverpool fan.”