Mark Lawrenson critical of Reds’ transfer business
Liverpool legend Mark Lawrenson has labelled his former-club as a “poor man’s Arsenal” after they once again failed in the transfer window.
Brendan Rodgers went on a buying spree yet again throughout the summer, signing seven players for the first-team after losing Raheem Sterling to Manchester City.
The Northern Irishman did the same last season after losing Luis Suarez to FC Barcelona, and their former-player has accused them of failing in the transfer market yet again.
Lawrenson was discussing Liverpool‘s activity, and he compared them to Arsenal in the fact that you know they will let you down and not sign what is needed before failing to compete for the Premier League title.
In his Liverpool Echo column, he wrote: “We are a poor man’s Arsenal at the moment, in that you know this Arsenal will always let you down eventually.
“You know deep down they won’t win the league because, somewhere along the line, they will disappoint and disappoint greatly. This Liverpool are the same.”
“Other than Jordon Ibe, we have no real wide players,” Lawrenson added. “Teams can just squeeze us so we play right down the middle.
“Early days, I know. But teams have sussed us out already. Pack the central areas, stick the foot in and you’re likely to give Liverpool a hard time.”
Written by Alex Batt – @AlexBatt