I cannot help think that the squad players at Liverpool are not good enough to even be squad players for a team having top four and subsequently title ambitions. With the players that the Reds have at the moment Liverpool will have to punch above their weight to achieve the goals laid down by the owners.
Andy Carroll, Jordan Henderson and Stewart Downing came for a lot of money. Liverpool cannot afford to make that same mistake with buying British again. The problem was not solely buying British but the the prices Liverpool were paying for mediocrity.
There was nothing great about these players. There was potential but nothing spectacular. With Andy Carroll, the case was different, but the remaining two were inappropriate buys considering the situation.
The budget is supposedly limited this time around.
Brendan Rodgers may not have enough pull with good players from other leagues. In such a case, buying from the British Isles is one of the feasible options left.
Let us take a look at who the Reds can get and actually improve rather than remain in mid-table for yet another season.