‘Liverpool can’t compete with Man City and Man Utd over Kane’

Robin Bairner
‘Liverpool can’t compete with Man City and Man Utd over Kane’

Harry Kane is likely to prove beyond Liverpool this summer as the Anfield club will not be able to compete with Manchester City and Manchester United in terms of finances, according to Reds legend Robbie Fowler.

Fowler scored 120 Premier League goals for Liverpool but doubts the capacity of his former club to pay a fee that will see Tottenham part with Kane.

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The England international has admitted that he is not convinced he can win the titles he wants at Spurs and has hinted that he is open to a summer move.

Man City, Man Utd and Chelsea have generally been considered as the leading contenders to sign Kane this summer, and Fowler says that Liverpool are unlikely to compete with such financial muscle.

‘Liverpool can’t compete with Man City and Man Utd over Kane’

‘Liverpool can’t compete with Man City and Man Utd over Kane’

“Harry Kane is one of the outstanding players in the Premier League, he really is. I’m not surprised that there’s not going to be a shortage of clubs wanting to sign him,” he told TalkSport.

“Whether clubs can afford him, I don’t know. You look at City and Manchester United, they could probably afford him. I’m not sure Liverpool have got the money to bring in a player of that ilk and a player of that price.”

Fowler wants to see Liverpool signings

Although Liverpool snuck into the top four in the Premier League on the final day, Fowler believes they need to be seeking to improve their squad this summer.

“Whenever you are involved in a football team, you always want to sign players regardless of the positions that need strengthening,” he said.

“You need to strengthen every area. You need to strengthen the squad, so you need to bring players in who will keep players on their toes.

“I’ve always had a theory that if you’re not signing players, you’re potentially going backwards because other teams in and around you will be signing players and going that little bit further.

“If a club have got real ambitions of winning Premier Leagues, winning Champions Leagues, then you’ve got to sign players.”