Roberto Firmino reacts after a chance goes begging for Liverpool against Manchester City
That is the verdict of Liverpool legend John Aldridge.
Jurgen Klopp is currently putting together his transfer wishlist as he seeks to make them capable of winning the Premier League title next season.
The Reds are currently 13 points behind Antonio Conte’s men, but a top-four place is far from assured.
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John Aldridge thinks Liverpool need to spend big on a striker
It's not what you want to do, but it's what needs to be done
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Liverpool missed several presentable opportunities during their 1-1 draw against Manchester City on Sunday.
And while admitting Chelsea and United are more free spending in their ways, Aldridge thinks the Anfield outfit might have to copy their rivals if they want to win silverware.
“If Roberto Firmino takes his opening then it's 2-0 and the fight will have probably gone from City,” Aldridge told the Liverpool Echo.
“That's the difference between being hot on the heels of Chelsea and where we are in the table now.
“If you have that really top striker – someone, yes, like Luis Suarez – you win on Sunday and you win at Old Trafford.
“You know Chelsea and Manchester United are going to spend £50m-£60m on a forward this summer. It's not what you want to do, but it's what needs to be done.”