Rafa can’t afford transfer blunders

Liverpool cannot afford to make any mistakes when purchasing players in the transfer market this summer if they are to put up an even bigger title challenge against Manchester Utd next season, according to Rafa Benitez.

The Spaniard believes that because of the Reds’ spending budget, he has a tricky task of choosing exactly the right success stories this summer and not signing any failures.

Benitez has been linked to brining in several high-profile players at the end of the current campaign, including Gareth Barry, Stuart Downing, Carlos Tevez and David Silva.

“If we spend big money on one player and he’s not successful for us, it’s worse for us that it is for United,” Benitez said.

“If they make one or two mistakes, because of the difference in money between us, they can spend £40-50million on players.

“We know that we have to be almost perfect in everything we do.”