Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher has claimed that the clamour for the club to sign Thiago Alcantara is "disrespectful" to the current midfielders in the team.
A madcap 4-3 opening-day victory over Leeds United at Anfield on Saturday only increased calls for the Reds to add to their title-winning squad, and while Carragher believes that they will want to move on "three or four" more players, he also urged supporters to keep faith in the current crop.
"Liverpool have got three or four players in the squad they are looking to move on. It seems like they have to sell before they buy, that was the case with Dejan Lovren. He had to leave before a left-back could come in," Carragher told Sky Sports News.
"Thiago would give Liverpool's midfield something different, no doubt. Liverpool lost their best player [Philippe Coutinho] to bring [Virgil] Van Dijk in and the goalkeeper. There's no point buying for the sake of it, but I do feel they need someone to supplement the front three.
"I think the huge clamour for Thiago is a little bit disrespectful to Liverpool's current midfield three. Yes he would add something different. But if he doesn't come in, it's not the end of the world, this is still a fantastic midfield for Liverpool."