Damien Comolli says Liverpool won't be afraid to splash the cash in January.

The Anfield supremo has revealed Liverpool owners NESV will spend big in order to capture a 'world-class' player when the transfer window reopens as they look to transform fortunes on Merseyside.

"We have a pretty good idea of what we would like to do and we have identified targets," Comolli said.

"If there's a possibility of us getting a world-class player, we will have the backing.

"[Liverpool owner] John [Henry] and Tom [Werner] want to win - and you win with top players.

"If it can be done in January, great. If it can't because we feel it is the wrong market or players are overpriced, then we will wait.

"I'm not going to say we won't do anything in January because that is not the idea at the moment.

"We will do what is right for the long term. What is right for the long term can be something we do in January."

Comolli, who was drafted in earlier this month as Liverpool's director of football strategy, will be tasked identifying and recruiting players during NESV's Anfield revolution and is thought to have prioritised signing a new striker.

Fernando Torres currently bares much of the goalscoring burden and Liverpool and, with his chequered injury history, it is likely that more potent goal options will be moving to Anfield in the New Year.

One man who won't be joining Liverpool, however, is likely to be Spain striker Fernando Llorente after his club Athletic Bilbao moved to warn of any potential suitors by whacking a whopping €63 million price-tag on their man.

Liverpool have also been linked with big-money moves for Benfica ace Oscar Cardozo and Bayern Munich hotshot Mario Gomez.

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