Goals, ruthlessness, and results - Brendan Rodgers' Liverpool plan

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Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has been talking about the attacking football he wants to bring to Anfield next season.

Rodgers has always been very open and honest about his transfer plans this summer, looking to bring in extra players to ensure Liverpool have more cover and don’t get off to a slow start in the same way they did last season.

He’s now gone into a little bit more detail, which is just starting to give his game plan away ahead of next season as he targets a free scoring striker and another attacking midfielder.

“I'm looking to bring twenty goals into the team. I'm looking at another offensive player to give us a real threat on goal and another attacking midfield player,” he told the Daily Mail.

What we, and any other boss in the country, can draw from that is the fact Liverpool are going to have a very attacking mentality heading into one game from the next.

They showed at times last season that they can pin opposing sides inside their own defensive third, looking to pile on the pressure and use their talented players on the ball to create chances.

Liverpool like to get their most creative players on the ball, utilising their wide players when they can’t thread the ball in behind through the middle of the pitch.

“It's not easy when you can't make mistakes. We want to keep the acceleration and pushing on so this is a very important window for us in the summer,” he added.

That tells us that he’s wary and perhaps much more cautious than he was the first summer window he spent at Liverpool last summer, because of the way last season started.

If he already has a more cautious mentality in terms of how he’s looking at the squad, it means Liverpool may not take too many risks next season.

Liverpool played very safe football against tams they knew could hurt them, using the counter attack to exploit space when they were given the chance to do so.

There’s no harm in that because it’s a method of football away from home which is popular with plenty of other sides and it worked well for them most notably against Arsenal last January and away to Manchester City last February.

The majority of the time it seems as though Liverpool are going to try and dominate the ball, piling on the pressure over their opponents and the addition of key attacking players is what will allow them to do that.

The only worry is predictability because if he does not get it right this summer, that will be Liverpool's downfall next year.

What do you make of Rodgers’ comments? How do you think they’ll play next season?

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