Reds still have a long way to go to get back to the top, regardless of summer recruitment.
Liverpool head coach Brendan Rodgers says that it will take a massive cash injection in order for the Merseyside giants to be able to win the Premier League, reports the Sun.
The Reds have not been crowned top-flight champions since they won the last of their 18 titles in May 1990 and the club’s new manager has delivered a stark message to their long-suffering fans.
The Northern Irishman has claimed that it will take a £100 million transfer war chest this summer for Liverpool to be able to compete with serial Premier League champions Manchester United, as well as the likes of Chelsea, Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City.
“There is not going to be a big instant improvement. That is the reality. I think that unless you can throw £100m at it…
“Look where Manchester City were for years and then they had a load of money thrown at them to take them so far.
“Then there was another load to take them to the top.
“Unless you can do that, you are just going to make marginal gains. But the little steps will take you there.”
However, Rodgers does feel that if the club can target the right type of players in this summer’s transfer window, then they will be able to challenge at the top in the next campaign.
And that means securing top level transfer targets rather than overspending on mediocrity – criticism often levelled at Liverpool in recent seasons.
Deals for players such as Philippe Coutinho and Daniel Sturridge are much better acquisitions than the likes of Oussama Assaidi and Fabio Borini, who have not justified the outlay on them at all, and if the Reds’ recruitment continues to improve, so will the team.