The Reds have been linked with a host of top names in recent weeks after securing their place in the group stage of next season’s Champions League.
Southampton captain Adam Lallana and Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen are among the players to have been touted as potential targets for the Reds.
And Rodgers says he is keen to recruit proven quality during the off-season.
“The players we brought in last summer were young players and players to cover,” said Rodgers.
“This season we need to bring in starters. One of the things watching the Manchester City game the other night is they are bringing on Jovetic who scores the goal (£23-24 million), Fernandinho (£29 million) and Negredo (£20 million).
“That level of player to bring into the game is massive for you and I think this year the reality is we’ve been unable to do that.
“We have started games amazingly well. We have been up in a lot of games before the hour mark and not been able to manage the games through.
“There are going to be games next season in all the competitions, Premier League, Champions League whatever, when we’re going to need to be able to change the game.
“I have tried to do that this year with systems and different tweaks but next year it will be with personnel and that will be important for us.”
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