Ex-Liverpool director of football BLASTS club’s transfer activity, says top four challenge will falter

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Former Liverpool director of football Damien Comolli has blasted the club’s transfer dealings this summer and warned they will not claim a top four finish in the upcoming season.

The Reds have bolstered their squad with the arrivals of James Milner, Adam Bogdan, Danny Ings, Joe Gomez, Roberto Firmino and Nathaniel Clyne, while Christian Benteke became the seventh new addition after completing his £32.5million transfer on Wednesday night.

It’s a stark contrast to the likes of Arsenal, Chelsea and both Manchester clubs, who have added no more than four players to their respective squads and Comolli feels the approach his former club have taken in the last two summers is questionable:

“Arsenal, United, City and Chelsea are making some very subtle adjustments to their squad and, on the other hand, Liverpool are changing everything every year. I’m not convinced it is the right approach,” he told talkSPORT.

“It is too much [to overhaul the squad] in two off-seasons. When you gamble as much money as they did last summer, you have got to give players a chance, and changing everything again sends the message to the players brought in last summer that they will not get a chance.”

“By the time everyone settles into the team, and the players coming from abroad get used to the Premier League, they might be well behind fourth place.”

“It is a huge risk. If you look at the stability of City, Chelsea, Arsenal throughout the years – the proof is in the pudding,” Comolli added.

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