Gary Neville thinks Liverpool and Jurgen Klopp have a transfer problem

Former Manchester United defender Gary Neville has highlighted a factor that might explain why the Reds were not able to make any major signings during the summer transfer window.

Jurgen Klopp watched his side push Manchester City all the way in the race for the Premier League title last season as the finished the campaign only one point behind the champions.

After beating Tottenham to win the Champions League though, the Reds did end the season with the sort of silverware that their performances deserved.

Becoming the champions of Europe has also enhanced the reputation of players Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane, who are now one of the most formidable frontmen in Europe.

Despite all the rumours of potential deals during the summer, Jurgen Klopp was not able to sign anyone of world-class quality to bolster his frontline.

And Gary Neville believes the problem is that no major signing would like to join Liverpool and then sit on the bench because of the aforementioned star-studded unit of attackers.

“Who’s going to come in as a striker at Liverpool?” Neville said, as quoted by the Mirror

“If you’re Liverpool wanting to spend £75million on striker now or a forward, those front three that are there now aren’t going to be happy sitting on the bench.

“So you’re going to have to **** them off right away and the guy coming in for £75million isn’t gonna sit on the bench. You have got a bit of a problem.

“We [United] had it in the late 2000s, late 90s, with Beckham, Scholes, Keane and Giggs.

“They were too good, so anyone that came in was never going to get in. They were unbelievable.

“You couldn’t break that four. So when Veron signed, he was always going to fail because the reality of it is: those four were set in stone.

“So that’s the thing: if Liverpool did invest now, £75m, they’ve got a bit of a conundrum.

“They’ve got a really great front three that they can’t probably refresh at this time as no-one will come in.

“They’ll just look at it, if you’re a striker from Barcelona or another club in Europe looking at Liverpool, you’ll think I’m not going there – I’m not going to get in.”