Luis Garcia: Liverpool need to spend to succeed

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Former Liverpool midfielder Luis Garcia is adamant that Brendan Rodgers must splash the cash this summer if the Reds are to break into the top four again next season.

The Merseyside club look set to miss out on a Champions League place this season after losing vital fixtures against Arsenal and Manchester United in recent weeks.

The Liverpool squad will also be dejected following their FA Cup semi-final defeat to Aston Villa at Wembley last weekend.

Villa snatched victory after a Fabian Delph strike, which also ended Steven Gerrard's chance of accumulating a final piece of silverware for Liverpool before he leaves for LA Galaxy at the end of the season. 

Investment needed

Former Champions League winner Garcia believes the club must invest heavily in the transfer window if they’re to compete next season.

“It’s going to be difficult to get into the top four this season,” he told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show.

“Brendan has done a great job for Liverpool though. He’s brought young players into the team, which we weren’t expecting.

“When you want to fight against top teams like Chelsea and Arsenal, with their big squads, you need a big squad too. Liverpool need a bigger squad if they’re going to fight across two or three different tournaments,” Garcia said.

Unwanted record

Brendan Rodgers’ men lost 2-1 at Wembley to ensure it will be yet another trophy-less season on Merseyside. That carries an unwanted record for the Nothern Irishman, who becomes the first Liverpool manager since the 1950’s to not win any silverware in his first three seasons in charge.

But Liverpool’s American owners look set to stick by the former Swansea City boss, as they see him as a part of their long-term plan for the club. 

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