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Liverpool are ready to spend £100million in a transfer window for the first time in their history as Brendan Rodgers continues the revamp of his squad.
Rodgers has already paid out £57m to sign Rickie Lambert, Adam Lallana, Lazar Markovic and Emre Can. But he has a further £75m in his kitty after selling Luis Suarez to Barcelona and intends to use that money to add four or five new faces.
‘Luis going gives us the clout to go and spend more and we are getting the right type of player in,’ said the Liverpool manager. ‘We won’t spend just for the sake of spending — it has to be the sort of player who is going to improve us.’
Rodgers is adamant he will be able to attract top talent, despite Alexis Sanchez rejecting a move to Anfield in favour of Arsenal. ‘That was one where geography dictated where (Sanchez) wanted to go,’ said Rodgers. ‘It was not lack of ambition from the club. The player and his family want to choose where to live.
‘Sanchez is a fantastic player and would have suited us; his profile would have been great but it was not to be and we move on. Lots of players are really impressed by what we are doing as a club and really excited about coming to Liverpool.’
Suarez’s sale leaves Daniel Sturridge as Liverpool’s first-choice forward. ‘In the times Daniel has played up there without Luis, he has shown his qualities,’ said Rodgers. ‘But the onus is not really on one player. Our strength has been the team.’
Queens Park Rangers forward Loic Remy is a serious option to come in and work alongside Lambert and Sturridge and Liverpool are confident they will sign Southampton central defender Dejan Lovren. – Daily Mail