Jamie Redknapp insists Liverpool CAN win the title this season but urges them to ‘do everything in their power’ to sign Leicester’s Youri Tielemans because they ‘HAVEN’T got the capabilities’ to replace Georginio Wijnaldum right now
- Liverpool are looking to mount a title challenge after finishing third last season
- The Reds lost Georginio Wijnaldum in the summer who joined French giants PSG
- Jamie Redknapp still feels Liverpool can go on to reclaim the title this season
- He has urged them to buy Leicester’s Youri Tielemans to replace Wijnaldum
- The Belgian midfielder has been linked with a move to Liverpool this summer
Jamie Redknapp says Liverpool should do everything they can to sign Leicester midfielder Youri Tielemans.
Liverpool got their season off to a flyer with a convincing 3-0 victory over Norwich after goals by Diogo Jota, Roberto Firmino and Mo Salah.
Former Liverpool player Redknapp believes they can challenge for the title but believes that the loss of Georginio Wijnaldum was a ‘major blow’.
Jamie Redknapp said Liverpool can win the title this season after their 3-0 win over Norwich
He has urged his former club though to do all they can to sign Leicester’s Youri Tielemans
The Dutch midfielder left Liverpool at the end of his contract and joined French giants Paris Saint-Germain.
After Liverpool’s victory, Redknapp said: ‘Liverpool have to get a midfield player in. That’s a major blow, losing Wijnaldum, and I don’t think they’ve got the capability of actually replacing him right now.
‘Who you get is incredibly difficult: I always look at Liverpool as buying the best players. I would go for [Youri] Tielemans – I would do everything in my power to get him into the club.
‘He’s a Liverpool type of player. Leicester fans will probably be throwing cups of tea at the TV now, saying ‘well, why would he want to leave when he’s at a big club?’ And he is at a big club with a great manager.
‘Leicester are obviously in the ascendancy, I love what they’re doing there. They’re not a selling club anymore but that’s the sort of player who you need to get, who will come into the club and make you better, because right now, that’s where they’re short.’
Redknapp though said that the Reds will feel they can the title by having Virgil van Dijk back in the team.
Redknapp believes that Georginio Wijnaldum is a ‘massive blow’ for Jurgen Klopp’s side
Wijnaldum left the club at the end of his contract and went on to sign for Paris Saint-Germain
The defender played all 90 minutes on his Premier League return, having not played since the injury he sustained in the Merseyside Derby last October.
He said: ‘This is a season that Liverpool should be really looking forward to: they’ve got the crowd back, they’ve got their talisman back in Virgil van Dijk and they’ll believe that they can win the title.
‘I think City are just marginally ahead. But because of their [Liverpool’s] history and pedigree in winning the title a couple of years ago, there’s no reason why they can’t do it again.
‘It was shown, last year, what injuries can do to a team. If the wrong player gets injured, it can make all the difference. They’ll be right in amongst it.’
Jurgen Klopp did get a boost though as Virgil van Dijk played all 90 minutes against Norwich
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