Brendan Rodgers says he is looking forward to investment in Liverpool from owners FSG this summer.
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has hinted that club owners Fenway Sports Group could be ready to invest heavily this summer in order to help the Reds challenge for top honours next season.
The Northern Irishman told the official Liverpool website that recent conversations with FSG had gone well and he expected them to support him in the upcoming market window.
“I know what direction we’re heading in,” the boss told reporters gathered at Melwood on Friday afternoon.
“The board have given us great support and from my conversations, this summer should be the same. If we can get the players in that can improve us, then we can have a good squad next year.
“We all know that this year was about building a base and setting us up for the beginning of next season. For us to go to the next level, we’re going to need those reinforcements.
“The conversations that I’ve had with the owners so far have been brilliant – they have been very positive and forthcoming, giving that support.
“It’s up to us now as a club to get in the types of players and the type of profile that can really help us. I feel if we can do that, we can put in a challenge right from the very beginning.”
It does seem clear that Liverpool are on the up in more ways than one.
Rodgers’ acumen in the transfer market has certainly improved.
Last summer, he moved for Joe Allen, Fabio Borini, Oussama Assaidi and Nuri Sahin, and only Allen of those has seen much first team action this season before his season ended with a shoulder injury.
In January, Rodgers signed Daniel Sturridge from Chelsea and Philippe Coutinho from Inter Milan, and both appear to have made tremendous starts to their Anfield careers.
On the pitch, things have improved too.
It is easy to forget that Liverpool lost three of their first five matches under Brendan Rodgers, and their gradual climb up the Premier League table has almost gone unnoticed.
Had the Anfield side enjoyed a better start to the season, the Reds might be in contention for the UEFA Champions League places.
It may be too late for that now, but Liverpool are a decent bet to perform better next season, and return to the elite.