After qualifying for next season's Champion's League, Liverpool are expected to make a significant number of additions this summer to cope with the added squad pressure European football brings.

Here's a look at some potential signings Brendan Rodgers could make. 

Steve Caulker

If there has been one glimmer of hope in Cardiff City’s stuttering season it has been Steve Caulker. Caulker joined Cardiff last summer in a reported £9 million deal after finding first team opportunities scarce at former club Tottenham.

Despite the Bluebirds having one of the worse defensive records in the league the man who worked under Brendan Rodgers at Swansea put in some fine displays, and many believed he warranted a place in Roy Hodgson’s World Cup squad this summer. With Liverpool likely to go on a defensive minded summer recruitment drive, where better to start than with the recently relegated England international.

Micah Richards

According to Metro, Brendan Rodgers is already considering a £7 million summer swoop for the out of favour Manchester City defender. Having already declared his intentions to move on this summer after rejecting City’s latest offer to extend his contract, Anfield seems like the perfect destination for the once so promising defender to get his career back on track.

Able to operate on the right or in the central of defence, the former England international would add invaluable depth to a Reds roster looking for their sixth major European title next season. However it remains to be seen whether the Citizens will sell to their newest title rivals.

Adam Lallana

Earning a place in the PFA team of the year for his impressive displays in the red and white of Southampton, there is wide spread speculation that the Hertfordshire born star could be donning the famous Anfield red next season.

A seemingly perfect fit for Brendan Rodgers' free flowing expansive football, Lallana is a technically gifted player with an eye for goal as shown by his impressive six assists and nine goals in the league this term. With reports claiming he will command a fee of around £25 million, could Lallana be the Anfield outfits big sumer signing ?

Ben Davies

Despite the commendable performances of right back Jon Flanagan on the opposite flank, Liverpool are in dire need of more depth in the left full back position this summer. With Luke Shaw hogging all the headlines as the Premier league's best young left back, the young Welshman has slipped under the radar a bit.

Following another stellar season as Swansea's No.1 left back and having previously worked under now Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers, this could be a great coup for the Reds. He would provide a significantly cheaper alternative to the £30 million rated man from Southampton. Still only a 21-year-old the future looks very bright for the Swansea star.

Thomas Ince

With the Englishman's contract at Bloomfield Road due to expire at the end of the season many expect the Englishman to end his three year association with seaside club Blackpool.

After making his long awaited ascent to the Premier League this January in a loan deal to Crystal Palace, despite not appearing as much as he would have hoped, the Liverpool academy graduate has shown in his little time on the pitch that he has the making of a top Premier League player.

Being a free agent this summer has led to widespread speculation he could join one of Europe’s top clubs with reported interest from big spending French outfit AS Monaco. With Liverpool needing a significant amount of additions to their squad to cope with the added pressure of European football, could a return to Anfield be on the cards?

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