Liverpool should sign Aaron Ramsey from Arsenal, says Paul Merson (Picture: Rex Features)Paul Merson has told Liverpool to sign Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey to boost their hopes of winning a Premier League title.
Ramsey will leave the Emirates next summer after Arsenal informed the Wales international he would not be offered a new contract.
The 27-year-old has won three FA Cup trophies in his ten-year spell at Arsenal but is set to move on, with a number of clubs interested in securing his services.
Liverpool are not currently believed to be in the running to sign Ramsey, but Merson says he can help Jurgen Klopp win the Premier League.
And the Arsenal legend has branded his former club ‘pathetic’ for the way they have handled Ramsey’s contract situation.
‘Arsenal are pathetic for the way they’ve treated Aaron Ramsey – and he could be playing for Liverpool soon instead of against them,’ Merson told the Daily Star.
‘I don’t understand what my old club are doing. How can you let a player that good run down his contract like this? It’s a nonsense.
Klopp has been urged to sign Ramsey (Picture: Getty)‘It makes no financial sense to lose him on a free so they might as well sell him for whatever they can get now in January.
‘If Liverpool want him they might as well do a deal now. He would fit in there and he would help them challenge for the title.
‘Manchester City are a much stronger, deeper team than Liverpool at the moment, but Ramsey could help change that.’
Since being signed by Arsene Wenger from Cardiff City in 2008, Ramsey has developed into an influential figure at the Emirates.
His influence has waned somewhat under new manager Unai Emery, but Merson still believes Arsenal have made a mistake.
He added: ‘Whoever gets him will be getting a very good player. He makes good runs, scores goals, and has the vision to pick a pass.
‘He’s a proven player and because of his contract you could get him on the cheap while it will could cost Arsenal around £40m to replace him.
‘Maybe Unai Emery has someone else in the pipeline he knows can replace Ramsey, or maybe he thinks he can get a better player on less wages.
‘But it just seems strange. It makes no financial sense and I cannot believe what they have done letting it get this far.’
Ramsey will be hoping to help Arsenal continue their impressive run against Liverpool on Saturday afternon.
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