Brendan Rodgers says Liverpool have a strategy behind their summer business, and has dismissed comparisons with Tottenham’s dealings last summer.
The Reds have £75million in the bank following the sale of Luis Suarez to Barcelona, and have so far brought in six new signings to strengthen the squad.
Tottenham brought in a host of new players last summer following the sale of Gareth Bale to Real Madrid, and ended up missing out on the Champions League.
Rodgers has looked to distance the Reds from comparisons with the north London club, claiming all business conducted this summer is part of a strategy.
“It’s a different club and different vision we have here. At Liverpool there’s a strategy behind what we are doing,” the boss explained.
“We talked a lot with our recruitment team last season, knowing that through the summer we needed to improve the depth of our squad.
“Clearly we were not strong enough last season in terms of numbers and quality.
“We always planned to bring in a number of players, hoping we were going to be in the Champions League, so it would give us the opportunity to challenge on all fronts.
“The new players know their roles and we hope they can develop in the future as well. So far, the integration has been smooth.”