Luis Garcia suggests the big challenge facing Brendan Rodgers this summer

Luis Garcia

Former Liverpool man Luis Garcia has offered Brendan Rodgers some advice over what he needs to do this summer.

Former Liverpool midfielder Luis Garcia told talkSPORT he feels his old club need to sign three or four players in the transfer market this summer.

Garcia has urged manager Brendan Rodgers to splash the cash in order to improve the squad looking ahead to next season.

“Liverpool need a bigger squad if they’re going to fight across two or three different tournaments,” said Garcia.

“We need more important players who can deliver across the big games. We need to buy three or four more players and keep the important ones we already have.”

The main problem with Garcia’s suggestion is that it creates an awful lot of upheaval at Anfield, which places the manager under pressure.

He signed several players last summer and spent a lot of cash in the process, but things didn’t work out in some cases, with someone like Mario Balotelli failing to live up to his price tag.

Players would arguably have to leave before anyone could come in because unlike last summer, Liverpool are unlikely to sell one player for £75 million, which gives the boss a handsome pot of cash to spend.

Two, three or four players may have to leave to give Rodgers a big enough budget, alongside the current funds available, to attract the sort of player who could make a serious impact in all competitions.

He’s got to adopt a more refined approach to the transfer market, attracting players in key positions who are going to make a real difference over the course of a long campaign.

There could be an issue with Liverpool more than likely going to finish outside the top four, which will impact on the calibre of players they can go after, but hopefully Rodgers will have learnt his lesson.

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