Liverpool legend John Barnes can’t see his former club joining the battle to sign Tottenham striker Harry Kane this summer.
Reports suggest that three of the Reds’ main rivals, Manchester City, Chelsea and Manchester United, are interested in the England captain, who scored 33 goals in all competitions last season.
However, Barnes believes that Liverpool have enough firepower in their squad already and that likely means a bid for Kane is not likely to be under consideration:
“Liverpool don’t need to buy a striker this summer. They have players who will score plenty of goals already. Everyone wants Harry Kane, if he is available and teams need a player like him, but this isn’t someone that Liverpool need so he won’t necessarily be on their radar.”
It is believed that Spurs would hold out for at least £120m for Kane, while some journalists have claimed that chairman Daniel Levy may demand as much as £150m.
Considering Liverpool have already shelled out a £36m lump sum on Ibrahima Konate, there is no chance that their transfer budget would stretch to paying a club-record fee.
That may disappoint some supporters but, while Kane is a world-class talent who would strengthen any team, the Reds don’t have the financial resources to get involved.