First team players will be bought in by August, says Rodgers.
Liverpool fans will be delighted to hear that Brendan Rodgers is planning to sign first-team players from now on.
He says that his business up until this point has been predominantly aimed at strengthening the squad, but in the next five weeks, star players will be signed.
“Our recruitment team are doing a great job behind the scenes in compiling lists of players that we can afford and might be available for us,” Rodgers told Liverpool’s official website.
“What we’ve done in the early part of the summer is to improve the squad. That’s something I feel we’ve done with the players we’ve brought in.
“Now what’s important over the next three to five weeks is improving the team. That’s something the club is working very hard at.
“I’m sure by the time the end of August comes we’ll be ready and we’ll have a terrific squad ready to challenge.”
While fan reaction to the acquisitions of Simon Mignolet, Iago Aspas, Luis Alberto and Kolo Toure has been relatively positive, supporters were questioning whether they would dramatically improve the starting XI. Rodgers appears now to have eased these worries, and fans will be anxiously waiting for big money arrivals.
Prime target Henrikh Mkhitaryan recently joined Borussia Dortmund for £24m, so Rodgers will most likely be looking for another attacking midfielder.
Christian Eriksen, Ajax’s 21-year-old Danish starlet, has been watched by Liverpool on various occasions, and could be available this summer. The classy playmaker has scored 23 times in 136 league appearances for his club, and been picked 36 times for his country already. Eriksen fits the profile of the kind of player Rodgers is looking to bring in perfectly; he is young, technically gifted and has grown up playing a passing brand of football at the Ajax academy.
If Liverpool manage to acquire Eriksen, and keep hold of Luis Suarez, their attack begins to looks formidable when you include the pace and finishing of Daniel Sturridge, and the brilliance of young Brazilian Coutinho.