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Liverpool boss confident of major summer additions

Brendan Rodgers is confident of luring big name players to Liverpool this summer on the back of a fine campaign on Merseyside.

The Reds struggled to attract a number of targets last year, but after guaranteeing Champions League qualification for next season the club are expected to spend upwards of £60m on fresh talent.

Liverpool have ditched their slide toward midtable and are still in the battle for the title this term, with their 96 goal haul so far having been particularly impressive.

Rodgers is now confident that he can snap up the sort of players he sees as able to take the club to the next level after showing what his management style consists of and the what team’s capabilities are this term:

“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.” He is quoted by the Daily Mail.

“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 are rumoured to be close to securing a deal for Southampton’s Adam Lallana, while his team-mate Luke Shaw is also a target.

Rodgers may then move for one of his former players in the shape of Steven Caulker, with the defender set to leave relegated Cardiff.

Yevhen Konoplyanka is also back on the agenda after a botched move for the Ukrainian in January, while Argentine full-back Marcos Rojo is another name on the list.

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