Liverpool owner tells Brendan Rodgers improvements are needed after £80m spending spree

Liverpool chairman Tom Werner has told Brendan Rodgers that he expects to see results on the pitch improve this season after laying out £80m on new players this summer, according to the Metro.

The Reds have been one of the Premier League’s most active clubs in the transfer window so far bringing in seven players, two of whom – Christian Benteke and Roberto Firmino – cost a combined total of £62m (via the Metro).

The flurry of activity was in response to the lacklustre season the club endured last term, in which they managed to finish sixth in the Premier League but crashed out at the group stage of the Champions League.

And though Werner has insisted that Rodgers has his full backing, he is also expecting to see a drastic improvement in their fortunes this time around.

“Brendan was very instrumental in the transfer targets that we went after this summer. We expect we’re going to see a strong improvement,” said Werner.

“I don’t really want to get into the reasons why we fell short of our goals [last season].

“We had some very constructive discussions with Brendan. We learned a lot and we are very much looking forward to the start of the season because we’re a start of the season because we’re a stronger team now than we were a year ago.”

Liverpool kick off their campaign with a visit to Stoke City on Sunday, where they famously slumped to a shock 6-1 defeat on the final day of the 2014/15 season.

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