John Barnes has warned Liverpool against landing Thiago and says his former club don’t need to make any ‘huge signings’ this summer.

The Anfield outfit stormed to their first domestic title in 30 years this campaign, with Jurgen Klopp’s side finishing the season 18 points above second-placed Manchester City in the Premier League standings.

With Liverpool also clinching the UCL last year, it has been a fantastic period for the Reds and they’ll be eyeing more success with the 2020-21 term starting in just over a month.

The Bayern Munich and Spain star Thiago has emerged as Liverpool’s top target this transfer window but Barnes doubts whether such a move if necessary.

John told BBC Sport: ‘With the midfield being very workmanlike, they are a lot of points better off than everybody else.

‘The reason you can have two full-backs attacking at the same time and three strikers is because they have three hard-working midfielders to protect that situation.

‘If you get another creative midfielder and you want your full-backs and front three to attack, then maybe you are going to concede more goals.

He added: ‘I don’t even think it is the coronavirus pandemic. I don’t necessarily think they need to make huge signings.

‘Jurgen Klopp likes the harmony of the squad. Maybe he has to get more squad signings but not big-name signings necessarily going into the first XI.’

Elsewhere, Liverpool are allegedly contemplating whether or not to make a swoop for Norwich City defender Jamal Lewis.