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McManaman urges Liverpool to ignore Luiz and Tielemans

Steve McManaman says Aston Villa midfielder Douglas Luiz isn't good enough for Liverpool.

The Reds hero feels the same for Leicester City midfielder Youri Tielemans.

"Douglas Luiz and Youri Tielemans are both good Premier League players, but I don't believe they're good enough for Liverpool," McManaman told Horseracing.net. "I'm not convinced it will be a smart bit of business by Liverpool to move for Douglas Luiz, regardless of whether his contract is expiring or not.

"I think he's a good player, but I believe he needs to be quicker in a lot of the things he does to suit the style of football that Liverpool play. You want to sign players that can get in Liverpool's starting eleven and not just players who want to come and sit in a squad.

"Youri Tielemans' contract is also set to expire at the same time, but if you're to play for the best teams in Europe, it's hard to find the right players that will improve your side.

"I don't want to be disparaging towards either of these two players because they're good Premier League players. Are they good enough to get in the starting line-up of one of the world's best teams? I just don't think so at the moment."



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