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Brendan Rodgers believes top players will be attracted to Liverpool

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Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has already identified his top targets for this summer's transfer window, and being able to offer Champions League football will provide a major boost.

The Anfield club haven't entertained Europe's elite since 2009/2010, but Rodgers is convinced the return of Champions League football will aid his efforts to attract star names to Merseyside having missed out last summer.

He told the Daily Mail: "I think we are a real attractive proposition to players through Europe. We are right on the football map now but we have got work to do.

"We have to work hard to make the right decision for the right type of player to come in here. But there is no doubt it helps you a great deal.

"Last year we spoke to a number of targets but (missed out as) they wanted Champions League football."

As rumours emerged that Liverpool were ready to move early in the race to sign Adam Lallana, Rodgers confirmed the aim to act fast.

Rodgers said: "The work has been on-going for a little while now, especially since we consolidated a place in the Champions League. We will see how quickly we can get things done. I meet regularly with the recruitment boys."

Speaking about the lure of Champions League football, Rodgers explained how it helps his colleagues, he said: "For them (his recruitment team) and their status when they are going to games in Europe, meeting agents and watching players, it has been great (being in the Champions League already)."

While a return to European football's premier competition will certainly please fans, it'll be impossible for them not to rue a missed opportunity in the hunt for a first title in 24 years.

The club haven't been champions of England since 1990, meaning they've never lifted the Premier League trophy despite their best efforts.

A leaky defence plagued their challenge this year, and reports suggest the man who could be charged with plugging the holes is Cardiff defender Steven Caulker.

The former Tottenham defender has a rare shining light as the Bluebirds suffered relegation in their first season in the Premier League, and his performances have attracted the attentions of Rodgers.

The pair worked together during Swansea's first season in the Premier League, when Rodgers signed Caulker on a season-long loan, and a reunion could be on the cards.

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