Rodgers begins drawing up summer window wish list

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is already looking to the future and is drawing up a shopping list for the summer transfer window.

Rodgers is said to be looking for quality rather than quantity and will narrow his wish list down to three or four players.

The Telegraph reports today that the Northern Irishman wants players who will be able to make an immediate improvement to the first eleven. He is looking for players of the quality of his January signings, Daniel Sturridge and Phillipe Coutinho.

Liverpool are going through a period of transition and Rodgers will have to rebuild on a tighter budget than his predecessor, Kenny Dalglish. The Telegraph says he will be given a kitty of £20m and will have to raise further funds with player sales.

Rodgers is keen to avoid a repeat of last summer when he allowed striker Andy Carroll to join West Ham on loan, only to lose out to Tottenham for the signature of Fulham attacker, Clint Dempsey.

As a result the club struggled in the first half of the season but since January their form has suggested that they could push for a Champions League place next season, perhaps even this term if they have a bit of luck.

Rodgers has drawn up a list of three players for every position that needs reinforcing. He said: “It is quality we are after, not quantity. We see Coutinho and Sturridge’s quality in January, if we bring in another three or four players of that quality and add that to what we have got then we have got a strong squad.”