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Liverpool FC owners urged to splash the cash to sign Cahill

by Richard Buxton. Published Tue 05 Apr 2011 11:42, last updated: 05/04/11

Liverpool legend John Aldridge has called on the club's owners to embark on a summer spending spree.

And the former Kop hit man has earmarked Bolton's Gary Cahill as one of the players which Fenway Sports Group must lure to Anfield in order to kick-start the Reds' rebuilding process.

Aldridge believes that the England international would 'fit the bill' with Liverpool's defence currently ravaged by injury; a problem heightened during Saturday's defeat at West Brom when Daniel Agger and Glen Johnson were both withdrawn before the half-hour mark.

Cahill has been a target of both Liverpool and Arsenal in recent months following his rise to prominence since arriving from Aston Villa in 2008.

Former Republic of Ireland international Aldridge also believes that Kenny Dalglish's side lack options in wide positions, reducing the amount of goalscoring opportunities presented to Andy Carroll and Luis Suarez - the Americans' first key purchases since becoming owners.

“The defeat at West Brom only told us what we all already knew – Liverpool’s squad is in urgent need of strengthening this summer,” he told the Liverpool Echo.

“Kenny Dalglish has done a great job since he took over but he can only do so much with the players he has available. When Dalglish is confirmed as the permanent manager he will address those problem areas but he needs a lot of cash to do that.

“We need a left-back and we also have a problem at centre-back which needs addressing at some point.

“There’s talk of Liverpool going in for Bolton’s Gary Cahill this summer and I think someone of his stature would certainly fit the bill.

“The lack of width in the side sticks out like a sore thumb. We desperately need someone capable of beating a man and providing crosses for Andy Carroll and Luis Suarez. We’ve got a strike force to be proud of now but we need to improve what’s behind them.

“We could do with five players but there’s no point bringing in squad players. We’ve got enough of them. What we need is top drawer players in order to take the club forward."

Next week marks six months since John Henry and Tom Werner successfully seized control of the club following a series of legal wrangles with former owners George Gillett and Tom Hicks and, more poignantly, 22 years since 96 Liverpool supporters were killed at Hillsborough.

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"what liverpool fc need to do next Season is to buy Ashley Young Gary Cahill and Jose Enrique be4 any other player, " victor, dakar around 4 years, 2 months ago

"got to be first class players ready to go straight into the team no more mediocre squad players" chris riles, liverpool around 4 years, 3 months ago

"chris from shropshire thats easy for you to say mate" tonythetruth, merseyside around 4 years, 3 months ago

"must need is take Cahill in the summer that please dont is waste your time..... DO IT FIGTHIN GET HIM BUY OFF....." chris , SHROPSHIRE around 4 years, 3 months ago

"What LFC need is a whole new team and to spend 150 million in the summer. YNWA!!!!!!!!!!!" JD, Dublin around 4 years, 3 months ago

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