Reds have just seen legendary defender Carragher retire.
Liverpool head coach Brendan Rodgers says that the Merseysiders will only be targeting new arrivals with a winning mentality this summer, reports the Liverpool Echo.
The Reds recently lost the services of veteran defender Jamie Carragher after the club’s vice-captain finally decided to call it quits after 17 years at Anfield.
And that means that Rodgers will be on the look-out for at least one new centre back to take over from the England international next season, although the club are also known to be searching for a number of other new recruits in order to strengthen their first-team squad as they go in search of a top-four finish in the Premier League next campaign.
However, finding a replacement at the back for Carragher, 35, will not be easy for the Northern Irishman, especially when you take into account the fact that the central defender featured in a whopping 737 games for Liverpool during his glittering career at Anfield.
“A lot of great learning has taken place throughout the year both on and off the field. Now we want to build on the positive impact of the second half of the season,” said Rodgers.
“It’s our job as a club to look to bring in the types of players who will allow us to kick on again.
“There is a lot of work going on behind the scenes in order to reinforce the group.
“In order to breed the consistency needed to give us success, we need to bring in winners – those with the winning mentality.
“Everyone has to play a part in leadership.
“You get different types of leadership – some are purely by action and inspiration, others by organisation and more verbal.
“Taking on that responsibility is something that has to come from within the group here, but we’re also looking to bring in that type of player.”