Brendan Rodgers has indicated that he doesn't see the need to plough the majority of the Luis Suarez cash on the pursuit of a marquee signing.
Rodgers accepts that a like-for-like replacement for Suarez is all but impossible to unearth, and plans to spread the cost across his team to inject some strength in depth to a threadbare squad.
Alexis Sanchez was arguably the closest thing to Suarez that was available, but the five-time European Cup winners missed out on the Chile international as he chose to join Arsenal from Barcelona.
Ahead of a season that includes a Champions League campaign, the Northern Irishman said that he is looking for players who fit his particular profile, rather than splurging their biggest-ever transfer fee that they have received on a 'big-name' player.
The Telegraph quotes the Liverpool boss as saying: “Our signings are strategic. They are not just names. They all fit into the purpose of the team, but of course we want them to make a contribution. If that means we do not spend all the money or the net spend is the same, then so be it."
“There is a responsibility [to spend well]. I have always said at every club I’ve been at, the club’s money is my money. I work for the club. I’m there to serve the club and run it the best I can on the field and work with the owners off it."
"They know I push for the best players to come in and they trust how we work. I would not pay more than a value. If clubs sense there is an opportunity to get more out of us it won’t happen. We are very unified in how we work in that way."
“They are all big signings for us because they will all make a big contribution. Maybe for the media there is guessing how we spend the money but you only spend the money if the players are there. What we can’t do is spend for the sake of it. The players we’ve brought in are players we wanted anyway."
Rodgers has so far spent around £60 million on Emre Can, Lazar Markovic, Rickie Lambert and Adam Lallana, while Loic Remy's move is expected to be completed later this week.
Despite the sizeable spending spree so far, Rodgers has yet to chip into the Suarez money, and deals for Dejan Lovren and Belgium international striker Divock Origi are said to be in the pipeline.