Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher has warned the club's American owners they need to spend big in the summer market just to maintain their current position in the league.

He told the Independent: "It's no particular this or that, it's just that other teams have played better than us and we've just got to improve as individuals and as a team. If United or Arsenal win the league, they won't be waiting for us to buy a few players to catch them up. They'll be looking to improve themselves, we'll be looking for new players in the summer."