Liverpool transfers: Brendan Rodgers reveals summer plans
Liverpool transfers: Brendan Rodgers is hoping to sign at least six players this summer
Brendan Rodgers is hoping to bring up to six players to Liverpool this summer and says the lure of Champions League football will allow the Reds to attract top stars to Anfield.
Liverpool watched Manchester City beat Everton on Saturday to move top of the table with two games two play, meaning that the Reds’ title hopes are now effectively out of their hands.
We have developed a style of football over this past year that is already being recognised
The Reds have achieved their primary target of securing qualification for next season’s Champions League and Rodgers knows that the Merseyside outfit will have to strengthen significantly in the summer.
“We will need to bring in players over the summer, and the great plus about being in the Champions League is that it makes it easier to attract the top ones, but we have developed a style of football over this past year that is already being recognised,” said Rodgers.
“Last summer when we were speaking to certain players they said they respected what we were trying to achieve but they wanted to play at the top level.
“We are at that level now, ahead of schedule, so I suspect this summer will be a totally different proposition.
“It is a World Cup summer, so most of the best players are going to be in Brazil for a while, but it is the same for everyone else and our recruitment team has already started work.
“The owners recognise that we will need an injection of quality for next year and I know the profile of the players we will need.
“It’s hard to define numbers but it will have to be something like five or six.”