Brendan Rodgers confirmed this week that Liverpool's summer spending so far has not been reliant on the £75 million they are receiving for the sale of Luis Suarez to Barcelona—opening up the door for further transfer activity before the summer is out.
Having already brought in Rickie Lambert and Adam Lallana from Southampton, Emre Can from Bayer Leverkusen and Benfica forward Lazar Markovic, Rodgers says the club will be shrewd with all aspects of spending, quoted by Dominic King of the Daily Mail as saying:
Luis going gives us the clout to go and spend more and we are getting the right type of player in.
We won’t spend just for the sake of spending — it has to be the sort of player who is going to improve us.
Whether that means any big "marquee" signings are made is up for debate—after all, the key to Rodgers' success at Liverpool has been creating balance in his team, rather than stars.
Nevertheless, a big-name and big-money signing would certainly prove Liverpool's intentions for a season challenging for the Premier League and Champions League titles.
With the lure of playing in UEFA's elite competition as well as £75 million in the kitty, here we look at five stars Liverpool should look to sign this summer.