Liverpool plan summer signings

Liverpool Managing Director Ian Ayre believes that the club will be capable of competing in the transfer market for top players this summer in what could potentially be a busy summer at Anfield, Sky Sports reports.

After the club finished seventh last season and failed to even achieve Europa League football, they have become a far more attractive prospect this year – becoming favourites to win the title and securing a straight passage to the Champions League group stages.

While they have enjoyed success on the pitch this year, Ayre admits that money will have to be spent come the end of the season if the club are to stand a chance of repeating their achievments this term.

Liverpool’s relatively small squad has benefitted from the lack of European football but will need additional players to cope with the strain of extra fixtures.

Ayre said: “There is no question we always expected that the squad we need for next season will be very different to the squad that we have needed for this year when we were not playing in Europe.

“It has always been tougher in the transfer market when you are not competing at the highest level. We had the issue with Luis (Suarez) last summer because he wanted to play in the best games against the best players.”

Reports suggest that Brendan Rodgers will have up to £60m to spend on new players in the summer, with much of that thought to be from money received from being back in Europe’s elite club competition.

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