Liverpool transfers: Ian Ayre promises significant summer signings

Liverpool transfers: Ian Ayre admits the Reds will need a very different squad to compete in the Champions League

Brendan Rodgers and Ian Ayre Photo: Liverpool

Ian Ayre believes Liverpool will need a “very different squad” to compete in the Champions League next season.

The Reds secured their place in the group stage of Europe’s premier club competition after a hard-fought 3-2 victory over Norwich City last weekend.

It will cost what it costs when we decide who the manager wants to buy

Ian Ayre

Liverpool are currently five points clear of second-placed Chelsea at the top of the Premier League table ahead of their clash against the Blues at Anfield on Sunday.

And Reds managing director Ayre hinted that Rodgers would be handed a significant transfer kitty for this summer’s transfer window.

“It will cost what it costs when we decide who the manager wants to buy,” said Ayre.

Ayre continued: “It has always been tougher in the transfer market when you are not competing at the highest level.

“We have always been fortunate to be able to bring great players here despite that, but there is no question it opens up a few doors for us and makes it a little bit easier.

“There is no question we always expected that the squad we need for next season will be very different to the squad that we have needed for this year when we were not playing in Europe.”

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