By Matt Bullin

Danny Murphy has claimed Liverpool will be able to attract better players than Tottenham this summer because they can pay higher wages.

Murphy played for both clubs once upon a time and despite the fact Spurs are set to finish higher in the league than the Reds for the third season in a row, he claims the Merseyside club will still be able to attract better players in the upcoming window.

Speaking on BBC 5 Live, as quoted by their official Twitter account, Murphy said: “They’re not shopping in the same store really because Liverpool pay much bigger than Spurs.

“Ultimately there’s a lot of talk about [playing in] the Champions League. But the money is the thing that gets players through the front door and Liverpool will pay.”

When asked if Tottenham could rival the Reds for big money signings, he responded: “First and foremost – can they? I don’t know their financial predicament.

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“The more pressing issue [for Spurs] is sorting Alderweireld out, Rose maybe. But they’re different problems, Liverpool aren’t struggling to pay the wages.”

Spurs have already wrapped up second-place in the table ahead of their final league clash of the season against Hull on Sunday.

Meanwhile Liverpool must beat Middlesbrough at Anfield on the final day of the campaign to confirm a place in the top four.

However it is well publicised that Daniel Levy employs a strict wage structure at Spurs which means he is unable to pay the same astronomical fees as the likes of Liverpool do.

Murphy played at Anfield for five years and made 241 appearances in all competitions, while he played at Tottenham for one season later in his career, playing 29 league and cup games for the club.

In other Tottenham news, this is how the side are expected to line up against Hull on Sunday.

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