Liverpool transfers: Glen Johnson expects summer signings

Liverpool transfers: Glen Johnson expects Brendan Rodgers to be given the funds needed to bolster the Reds' squad this summer

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Brendan Rodgers' Liverpool are seventh in the table Photo: WBUR, via Flickr

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Glen Johnson expects Brendan Rodgers to be given the funds needed to bolster Liverpool’s squad this summer as the Reds look to break back into the top four.

Sunday’s goalless draw against West Ham United at Anfield all but ended the Reds’ slim hopes of Champions League qualification, with Liverpool now nine points behind fourth-placed Tottenham with six games left.

Johnson insists that the Merseysiders have made progress under Rodgers this season following his appointment last May – and is sure that the Northern Irishman will strengthen his side in the summer transfer window.

“It is clearly a better season than last season,” Johnson told Liverpool’s website. “Brendan is looking to improve the squad and we have got a better squad than we did have.

“He will look to improve again in the summer. If we can nick the goals we need, we will be right in amongst it [next season].

“Brendan was brought in to rebuild the squad and put Liverpool back into the places that it should be [as a club].

“He wants to put us back in the top four but he wasn’t asked to do that in his first season. This season has been a step closer to that.

“Of course everyone – players, staff, fans – would love us to be back in the top four but, if we improve on last season, then it is a step in the right direction.”

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