With the July transfer window getting closer, Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers must be putting the finishing touches on his list of transfer targets.
Liverpool's second-placed finish in the Premier League last season puts them in the Champions League next season as well as the usual domestic competitions.
With The Reds taking part in all of these prestigious competitions next season, it is expected that Rodgers will seek to bring in some big name players - and this could prove essential.
Liverpool have not brought in big name players during the past two seasons under Rodgers' control, but have rather have brought in mid-range players and molded them into the star-studded lineup that is now occupying the pitch at Anfield.
Players like Philippe Coutinho, Jordan Henderson, Joe Allen, Mamadou Sakho and many more were not well known this time two years ago, but Rodgers' selection has developed them into a talented squad.
The difference between this time two seasons ago and today is the urgency of performances. The development of players has proven effective in the past two seasons for Rodgers because he has been given time to develop.
The main limitation in the past for managers at Liverpool has been financial resources, but with the success of the side in the past campaign, it is expected that Rodgers will be dealing with a larger budget than that of past seasons.
For all of these reasons, Liverpool seem to need top performing signing and with the success of the side last season bringing a larger budget, fans can expect to see new faces joining the side this window.
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