By Ian Herbert For Mailonline
Published: 23:10 BST, 9 September 2020 | Updated: 01:17 BST, 10 September 2020
Liverpool will struggle to maintain their performance levels after the emotional drain of the past two seasons if they do not add a world class player like Bayern Munich's Thiago Alcantara, Gary Neville believes.
The Sky Sports analyst - who, like Jurgen Klopp's players, lifted the Champions League and Premier League trophies in consecutive Manchester United seasons - said Liverpool should move for Alcantara, who would cost £26million, regardless of whether Georginio Wijnaldum moves to Barcelona.
Neville said: 'To ask them to go again and achieve that same standard would be a super human effort. It would be ridiculous to suggest there would not be a slight drop off, if they don't somehow stimulate that squad by doing something.
Gary Neville says Liverpool will struggle to maintain their form without a world-class signing
The Sky Sports analyst encouraged the Reds to secure the signing of Thiago Alcantara (left)
'Because the team's been so good and the coach has been so good... that dressing room would probably want that challenge of a new player coming in.'
Neville, who predicts