Reds boss is aiming for a top-four finish in the Premier League next season.
New Liverpool head coach Brendan Rodgers has asked the club’s American owners, the Fenway Sports Group (FSG), to back him in the summer transfer market, says the Daily Mirror.
Rodgers only took over from previous Reds boss Kenny Dalglish last June, however, in the Northern Irishman’s debut campaign at Anfield the 40-year-old has overseen a dramatic improvement in both the club’s results and performances on the field of play.
However, Rodgers now wants FSG to put their hands in their pockets and splash the cash when the transfer window reopens for business again on 1 June.
The club’s owners have already supported Rodgers by bringing in the likes of midfield player Joe Allen from Swansea City, front man Daniel Sturridge from Chelsea and playmaker Philippe Coutinho from Inter Milan this season, all with varying degrees of success.
And now the Reds coach is hoping the Americans will continue to finance more new top-level recruits this summer in order for the Merseysiders to try and break into the Premier League top four next campaign.
“We’ve been making steps in the right direction, but we’re 30 points behind the leaders and 12 points behind fourth place so we’ve got a lot of work to do,” said Rodgers.
“But I’m very hopeful from what I’ve seen of the mentality. Our job is to get the right characters in to build that winning mentality.
“That will allow us to turn a lot of our draws into victories, and I believe that will push us into that top four.
“If we’re going to make the next jump we need to improve, and that will be because of the character and mentality we bring in as well as quality.”