Liverpool: 5 Players They Must Sign To Catch Man City

Five players who could help to make up that 1-point difference!

Timo Werner

The 2018/19 season was a hugely successful one for Liverpool, but one that was also tinged in a great sense of "what if...?" as the Anfield club missed out on their first league title in 29 years by just a single, solitary point.


But while Liverpool fans again begin to ready their "this is our year" spiel, it's time to take stock of Jurgen Klopp's squad and look at ways to improve it so that those proclamations don't fall flat once again.

To be honest, Klopp has himself quite the impressive starting XI as he looks to mount another challenge for Manchester City's Premier League crown while also defending the Champions League that the Kopites won back in June. That's not to say that Liverpool's squad is perfect or has quite as much quality in it as Pep Guardiola's Citizens, though.

Taking a look at what Liverpool desperately need as they look to go one step better in 2019/2020, then, here are five realistic and viable signings who could head to Anfield and potentially make all the difference between Liverpool finally winning the Premier League or again falling just short.

5. Saul Niguez (Atletico Madrid)

It's kind of harsh to look at replacing your Champions League-winning captain, but unfortunately that's just the nature of the beautiful game at times.

An emotional Jordan Henderson got to lead Liverpool to European glory this past June 1st, yet Hendo's spot in the Liverpool staring XI is one that's so often under threat - the club captain even spending time out of the side completely last season.

If Liverpool were looking for an upgrade to Henderson, Atletico Madrid's Saul Niguez is a great option.

Much like the England international, 24-year-old Saul is constantly busy when he's out on the pitch, chasing down the opposition, putting his foot in, and always looking to make something happen. The difference between Henderson and Saul, though, is that the Spain international has an added level of quality to his game.

In addition to being defensively strong, Niguez is fantastic on the ball and is a better passer and finisher than Hendo - meaning that if Liverpool really are serious about wanting to push Man City again this season, they need to be looking at players such as Saul to help push them forward.

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