Anfield set for squad re-shuffle.
Liverpool’s owners are ready to back a summer spending spree with some of Europe’s rising stars on their list.
Director of football Damien Comolli watched Steven Gerrard lift the Carling Cup at Wembley and then said plenty of “big -name players” want to come to Anfield, because of the plans the owners have.
Comolli said: “There’s a very positive vibe around the club across Europe.
“A lot players I know are very interested about joining the project because it’s a very interesting project.
“We already know that there are big players who want to join us next summer because they believe in the project.
“Everybody in Europe knows what Liverpool football club are trying to do.”
SOURCE: Daily Mirror
Liverpool invested over £100m in new player purchases in 2011 and clearly have the full financial backing of their American owners and having secured silverware in the form of the Carling Cup it seems that the Merseyside club will this summer look to attract more big names to help further the progress made by Kenny Dalglish and put behind them the dark days of Messrs Hicks and Gillett.
Clearly the pursuit of top notch players will be assisted greatly by a top four finish and the resultant Champions League football such an achievement brings however the Anfield side may struggle to fulfill this goal. However this does not appear to have dampen their spirits as Liverpool’s director of football Damien Comolli continues to scout new talent to help build for the future.
In much the same way as in 2011 Liverpool balanced the books by selling players to fund new additions, the sales of Fernando Torres, Ryan Babel and Raul Meireles bringing in upwards of £65m, Dalglish may look to consider offers for loaned out pair Alberto Aquilani and Joe Cole.
The youthful transfer policy has led to the signing of the likes of Andy Carroll, Jordan Henderson and Sebastien Coates last year but Liverpool have also opted to bring in the occasional experienced player to help build a squad with decent strength in depth, indeed arguably the signing of veteran Craig Bellamy is one of the best Dalglish has made since his return to the club.
The targets outlined by the Daily Mirror fit the criteria for long term success but also include the chasing of a veteran who could be just as useful as Bellamy has proven.
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