Liverpool owners FSG will hand manager Brendan Rodgers the task of overhauling the squad at Anfield this summer, with five signings targeted.
Liverpool are eyeing a host of reinforcements in order to break into the top four places in the Barclays Premier League and reach the lofty heights of the UEFA Champions League, with five signings on the cards according to the Daily Telegraph.
The Reds haven’t participated in Europe’s premier competition since 2009-10, and each year they miss out results in further ground lost on their rivals, who instead collect the massive financial benefits the tournament provides.
There are signs that Brendan Rodgers has started to get Liverpool playing the way that he wants them to, and results have steadily started to improve.
His moves in the transfer market too have been increasingly more impressive, with January deals Philippe Coutinho and Daniel Sturridge already showing a good understanding with star striker Luis Suarez.
The summer activity is less easy to evaluate. Whilst Joe Allen’s Anfield career to date has been of questionable success, the Welshman has suffered with a shoulder injury for much of the season and can be expected to improve for the next campaign.
Fabio Borini has not been able to stay fit long enough to put together a run of form, whilst Oussama Assaidi has perhaps not lived up to his potential.
Now though, Liverpool will attempt a vast overhaul of their squad, and club owners FSG appear confident that Rodgers is the man to bring the team to the next level.
The Telegraph report that the Reds are looking to sign five players, with Swansea duo Michel Vorm and Ashley Williams earmarked as replacements for Pepe Reina and Jamie Carragher respectively. The other three names on the list remain unknown, but Liverpool are known to have scouted Ajax star Christian Eriksen and Shakhtar Donetsk’s Henrikh Mkhitaryan and are believed to also be keen in Newcastle United playmaker Hatem Ben Arfa.