Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish will look to sign two or three new players in the summer to strengthen his side, according to the Metro.
Assistant manager Steve Clarke revealed that the sixth place finish is not good enough for the Reds and the addition of new players will increase their chances of getting into the Champions League places once again. Clarke said: “We have a decent squad here, a lot of good players who have shown that for us. If we can find two or three players that can add to the squad, then that is what we should do.”
Potential transfer targets for Liverpool include West Ham’s midfield dynamo Scott Parker and Blackpool captain Charlie Adam, who will both want out of their clubs after relegation to the Championship this season.
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Carragher: Europa miss a blessing.
Stalwart Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher believes that a temporary absence from European competition can help tilt the Reds towards the Champions League places. Carragher told the Liverpool Echo: ‘The main thing for us next season is getting back into the Champions League. Not being in Europe will give us a better chance of doing that. We want to get back in the top four.’ Carragher also hinted that he doesn’t like playing in the Europa League, because of the deteriation of the status of that particular tournament. ‘No disrespect to the Europa League, but the way that competition has gone, it’s not a massive disappointment. Playing Thursdays and Sundays isn’t ideal, so there’s a flip side to not being involved’.
Reds eye N’Zogbia.
Liverpool face stiff competition from Newcastle, Sunderland and Tottenham for Wigan wideman Charles N’Zogbia. This season has been one of N’Zogbia’s best and he will not want to be involved in another relegation battle with the Latics, so Liverpool are on red alert to sign the Frenchman. The People reports that Liverpool will be ready to make a bid for 24 year old if their attempts to raid Aston Villa for either Stewart Downing or Ashley Young fail. Liverpool were rumoured in acquiring N’Zogbia in the January transfer window, but interest cooled off with the change in management and Liverpool scouts have been seen watching N’Zogbia in the last few weeks. Despite the money Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish has for the summer, it is a wonder whether they can match the reported £60,000 wages that Premier League rivals Newcastle are willing to offer.