Brendan Rodgers is adamant Liverpool do not have a problem signing the best players after Alexis Sanchez rejected a move to Anfield – and he intends to keep on spending following the sale of Luis Suarez.
Liverpool had been interested in bringing in Sanchez from Barcelona, but the Chile international instead opted to join Premier League rivals Arsenal.
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However, Rodgers is not concerned that Liverpool will struggle to add top-class players to their squad and cited geography as the reason for Sanchez’s decision to move to Arsenal.
"I don’t think so," said Rodgers when asked if there is an issue of Liverpool attracting top talent following Sanchez’s snub. "That was one where geography dictated where he wanted to go – simple as that. It’s been the other way.
"Lots of players are really impressed by what we are doing as a club and really excited about coming to Liverpool.
"It wasn’t due to a lack of ambition by the club. It was about where the player and his family wanted to choose to live.
"He’s a fantastic player and would have suited us. His profile would have been great but it was not to be and we move on."
Liverpool have money to spend in the transfer market after accepting Barcelona’s offer for Suarez, and Rodgers has already added Lazar Markovic, Emre Can, Adam Lallana and Rickie Lambert to his squad this summer for almost Â£60million.