Manchester City need to sign Lionel Messi to catch Liverpool, could become a new backbone for Liverpool, claims Danny Murphy.
At a GlanceSports – Manchester City need to sign Lionel Messi to catch Liverpool, claims Danny Murphy,
With the Reds considered the title favorites again in 2020-21 following the stunning transfer saga in Barcelona.
The former Anfield star believes Jurgen Klopp's side are in the right position.
To defend their crown after seeing title rivals refuse to sign the marquee.
At one point, it appeared that a six-time Ballon d'Or winner could be added to the ranks at the Etihad Stadium.
Messi has voiced his desire to leave Camp Nou,
But it has since been revealed in an exclusive world interview with Goal that he will stay in Catalonia for the 2020-21 campaign.
Pep Guardiola is able to improve his position elsewhere in the current window,
While Jurgen Klopp is silent at Anfield, Murphy feels the reigning champions remain the team to beat now.
Because a vivacious Argentine chose not to push for a Premier League challenge.
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The former Liverpool midfielder told the Daily Mail: “I think Jurgen Klopp or Pep Guardiola will win again in May,
But I believe the recent changes in Lionel Messi's move to Manchester City are bringing the benefits back to Anfield.
“On standing, the evidence points to Liverpool. Everything about teamwork, everyone understands their job from wing-back to front. To use the car analogy, you know they'll pass the MOT before going to the garage.
“Some people will question the lack of transfer activity but I believe Klopp believes the old adage: 'If it ain't broke, don't fix it'.
“The endurance of three forwards Mo Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino has been phenomenal, a tribute to them and Liverpool's sports science department.
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