Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is hoping to get in quickly with his summer transfer business as he looks to bolster his playing squad.
The Reds chief is aware that he will need to be prudent with his transfer dealings as he won’t have the kind of cash to splash that some teams will, after failing to qualify for next season’s Champions League.
However, he will be backed by the club’s owners Fenway Sports Group to the tune of £20m and additional funds may be raised by the sale of players Rodgers deems surplus to requirements, which could include Andy Carroll as he nears the end of his season-long loan stay with West Ham.
The Northern Irishman certainly feels better prepared for the task of recruiting new personnel than he was 12 months, after making changing to the club’s scouting network to ensure that the Reds get value for money from any potential additions.
Rodgers said: “I think there will be a natural transition in the summer because we need to improve our depth because the squad was very shallow.
“You want to do your business as early as you can and we will look to reinforce but come the beginning of the season we would hope to have a squad ready to challenge.
“The scouts are doing a terrific job – they are leaving no stone unturned in order to get us the players we need.”
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