Report - Liverpool receive huge cash boost ahead of important summer

Liverpool generated more cash than any other side over the course of last season.

Liverpool have been handed a huge boost ahead of a very important summer through the news that the club made more than any other side in the Premier League over the course of last season.

Despite finishing second in English football’s top flight, Brendan Rodgers’ club brought in just under the £100 million mark through Premier League and TV money, more than any other club.

It’s extremely significant because Rodgers is going to be under a lot of pressure this summer to improve the squad at his disposal.

Liverpool played fewer matches than the majority of their rivals last season, which meant they could cope with a predominantly smaller squad.

However, Liverpool’s league finish means they automatically qualify for the Champions League next season, meaning investments need to be made in key areas this season.

It’s important to consider that the figure, reported in the Daily Mail, has been staggered over the course of the season but it has left Liverpool in a healthy financial position ahead of the transfer market.

There are key areas of the squad which Rodgers does need to improve.

Liverpool have been playing without a straight up left-back ever since Jose Enrique got injured last season and Aly Cissokho fell out of favour.

The centre of defence is also an area of concern for Rodgers as demonstrated by the side letting a 3-0 lead slip against Crystal Palace in one of their final league games last season.

Then there is the issue of Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge, with the boss facing a very difficult task in terms of needing a player who can support and compete with both players.

Liverpool are also now in a position where sides will be very aware of the wealth generated through their performances on the pitch.

In short, sides are going to demand top price for targets Liverpool are after because of the cash injections they received last season and the ones they are due to receive through Champions League involvement.

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