John Barnes can't watch Liverpool starting a raid on Tottenham for Harry Kane , with the Reds legend stating Jurgen Klopp does not"have to buy a striker this summer".
Reinforcements in the last third in Anfield have been mooted, with plenty suggesting that the time has begun to freshen up a unit that has been so determined by Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino.
Movement on Merseyside has started, using French defender Ibrahima Konate snapped up from RB Leipzig , and much more attacking options may now be searched.
What was said?
Barnes - talking in association with BonusCodeBets - believes Klopp will steer away from the scramble for Spurs celebrity Kane, telling Goal :"Liverpool do not need to buy a striker this summer. They have players that will score lots of goals already.
"Everyone wants Harry Kane, if he is available and teams require a player like himbut this is not someone that Liverpool want so he won't necessarily be on their radar."
Any move for Kane is likely to cost his most suitors over #100 million ($142m), with the England captain one of their most consistent goalscorers in world football.
Those funds could be put to better use elsewhere in Anfield, with Barnes expecting Klopp to bolster his ranks in the middle of the park since Georginio Wijnaldum departs and questions are asked of other people in that area.
The ex-England global added:"Liverpool have Diogo Jota, who will play up front, in addition to Sadio Mane.
"They will just have to sign a new striker should they lose the present striking options they already have.
"Don't forget Divock Origi remains there too, so that they have lots of striker solutions able to perform in the club.
"A striker isn't top of their wanted list for the window."