José Enrique thinks it is “crazy” for Liverpool to try to compete with Chelsea’s transfer spending, as he has urged Fenway Sports Group (FSG) to bring in “fresh blood”, as he posted on Instagram.

The former Liverpool left-back added that he doesn’t think Jurgen Klopp should spend at the level of Chelsea, Manchester United or Manchester City, but still feels a new midfielder, right winger and right-back is needed.

Ever since Todd Boehly took over the reins at Stamford Bridge, Chelsea have been the talk of the town, especially for their insane spending in the market.

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From spending over £200m in the summer, then proceeding to sack Thomas Tuchel, to hijacking Arsenal’s move for Mykhailo Mudryk.

Boehly is playing Football Manager, and with the January transfer window open, there are no signs of stopping.

Well, some Liverpool fans may feel there is at least one American stepping on the gas, as Enrique wants John W Henry and Co. to at least give Klopp a helping hand on Merseyside.

“It’s crazy trying to compete with this kind of spending,” Enrique said. “I don’t think we need to spend like Chelsea, Man United or Man City to compete with them.

“But if you don’t improve your team every year to compete with the top 6 in the Premier League, then what’s happening is what’s happening to us. We need fresh blood and people who can compete for an 11th starting spot in midfield, right wing and right back.”

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At the weekend, it’s the small matter of Liverpool and Chelsea meeting at Anfield for a Premier League fixture with a different feel.

Last season the Reds triumphed at Wembley, in the FA Cup and League Cup final, against Chelsea to claim the domestic double.

Well, fast forward to the present, and never mind a trophy, both teams are worried about whether or not they will secure Champions League football for next season.

It will be ninth against tenth, with the would-be underdog looking over his shoulder and worrying about falling into the bottom half, that’s how bad things have gotten this term.

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