Rodgers wants major summer signings

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is desperate to bring big name players to Anfield this summer in order to strengthen his squad for the Champions League next season.

After securing their place in Champions League qualification for next season, the Merseyside club are confident that top players around Europe are keen to join the Reds’ squad and the club are expected to spend over £60m on highly talented players.

Rodgers believes that he can lure the potential summer targets to Anfield, who can take the club to the next level.

We had the experience last summer when players respected what we were developing at the club but wanted to play at the top level [the Champions League], I suspect this summer will be a totally different proposition.” Rodgers said.

“Our style of football is recognised. We have a way of working and a way of playing that in particular top players want to play in, a creative attacking team that wins.

“Hopefully it prepares us for bringing in this calibre of player and sets us up to have a real crack at the competition.

“It’s absolutely right to say that the squad isn’t big enough. It needs to be improved. The owners recognise that as well. They have been great.”

Liverpool have been linked with players of the likes of Southampton’s Adam Lallana and Luke Shaw.

The Ukrainian midfielder Yevhen Konoplyanka and the Argentine defender Marcos Rojo are also on the Reds’ radar.