Liverpool legend Ian Rush believes the top players at Anfield want to win the title.
The former strike hero, currently on tour in Kenya as part of a Liverpool coaching clinic, spoke about the the club's need to recruit more players, and finish in the top four as a minimum if they want the big stars to stay at Anfield.
“They’ve always wanted to win the league," Rush told the Daily Nation in Nairobi.
“It’s four years since they won anything. Players like Steven Gerrard and Jamie Carragher don’t want to be part of a team that doesn’t win, neither does any other top player in the club.”
Joe Cole, Christian Poulsen and Milan Jovanovic all joined the Merseyside club this summer, but Rush agrees with Kop idol Fernando Torres in the thinking that more top signings are needed.
"Fernando Torres has suggested that at least four players are required and I certainly agree with that. It goes without saying that Liverpool need new players."
Rush doubts that 'superstars' like Gerrard and Torres will stay at Anfield should the club fail to make the Champions League this season, although both players have committed to the Liverpool cause and pledged allegiance to the club.
"Players like Gerrard and Fernando Torres will stay another season, but if the same thing happened next season, that’s when they’d start to look around for somewhere else.”
The former forward was in positive mood after the draw against Arsenal though, suggesting the club are much improved from last season's seventh place finish.
"After watching the Arsenal versus Liverpool match last week, I’m sure the team is destined for greater heights.”