Liverpool keeper Pepe Reina has admitted the Anfield outfit will struggle in the Premier League title race with Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea as the latter all have more financial clout.
The Reds are currently 26 points adrift of leaders United in the Premier League table and remain 17 behind champions City following Sunday's 2-2 draw at the Etihad Stadium.
Reina told Marca: "Right now we can't compete with the big guns. They have a big edge over us at the moment, both financially and squad-wise.
"There's a reason they are so many points ahead of us, and it's not because of one or two better players."