Liverpool have been urged to react to Erling Haaland joining Manchester City by spending big in the summer transfer market.

Pep Guardiola’s side confirmed last week that they had struck an agreement to sign the star from Borussia Dortmund after triggering the £51million release clause in his contract.

Haaland’s move to City means that their title rivals will need to up their game to keep the paceGetty

With City currently in the driving seat as far as the Premier League title race in concerned, it means that such a signing will be bad news for the rest of the top flight’s elite.

Liverpool are and City’s closest rivals, and according to Jamie O’Hara, the signing of Haaland has to spark a reaction from Jurgen Klopp’s side to ensure that they can keep pace with the league leaders.

He told talkSPORT: “I think that they’ve got to react to the fact that Man City have signed [Erling] Haaland.

“That’s the final piece to the jigsaw, you’d say. Man City are going to probably win the Premier League without a striker, really.

“They’ve played most of the season without one.

“When you bring in Haaland who, for me, is going to be a complete superstar in the Premier League, Liverpool have to react and bring in someone big as well because otherwise I feel that they will end up getting left behind.

Haaland will be a Premier League player next seasonAFP

Liverpool will need to add to the signing of Luis Diaz if they’re to keep the pace with CityGETTY

“Man City have spent £100million on Grealish and you’d have to say that hasn’t been the best signing that they could have made, but they’re going to win the Premier League.

“When you bring in Haaland, now you’re talking.

“That is a big step up in quality, for me. That’s one hell of a signing and Liverpool need to react to that.”


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