Liverpool scouts sent far and wide to reinforce Anfield playing squad.
Brendan Rodgers says that there will be some major transfer work done at Liverpool this summer, but that no errors can be made in the recruitment process.
The Anfield boss feels that the club cannot make the same mistakes as they did in Kenny Dalglish’s reign if they are to progress.
Having received a British record £50 million for Fernando Torres, Liverpool managed to splurge the majority of it on mediocrity.
Andy Carroll came in, and after an inauspicious start to his career on Merseyside regularly interrupted by injury, the manager who bought him was sacked.
Soon the huge centre forward found he was incompatible with Rodgers’ system at Liverpool of short passing and intelligent movement, and was sent on loan to West Ham.
“There are no bids in for anyone yet but there is a lot of work going on off the field,” said the Liverpool manager to the Liverpool Daily Post.
“We don’t have money to waste, we really have to make sure we are getting the right types of players in.
“If we can do that we can kick on again but the start point is much better.”
“That process just started after the (summer) window and we saw the benefits of that over the course of January.
“The scouts are doing a terrific job: they are leaving no stone unturned in order to get us the players we need to improve.”
The Daily Post claims that Liverpool owners Fenway Sports Group will provide Rodgers with a mere £20 million to spend on players this summer – a small total for such a big club globally – and that any further investment will be funded by sales.
With Jamie Carragher retiring, Martin Skrtel and Sebastian Coates set to leave, and question marks over Pepe Reina’s future, Liverpool could still make some exciting moves in the transfer market.