Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has admitted that the clubs chance of a top-four finish is all but over following their 1-0 loss away to Hull City, but admits the clubs owners will give him the money for some big name signings despite not having Champions League revenue next season.

Under pressure Rodgers has seen his club not be able to bounce back from the sale of Luis Suarez and was hampered by the injury to Daniel Sturridge.

“You can’t hide the fact we’ve lost over 50 goals,” said Rodgers. “Even with those players we weren’t tipped to get in the top four and we haven’t got those players now. We have to work with what we’ve got.

“Now we have to look to improve the squad and it’s always great if you can get marquee players to come in and help you. The owners will support that.

“Everyday you come into work at Liverpool you are working for your future.”

Following the success of last season Rodgers admits he knew it was going to be tough.

“We want to be in the top four, but that was always going to be difficult because we were playing catch up for a lot of the season.

“We lost a couple of big games which dented our confidence a bit. I need to build a team that can get through the rough waters as well. We need a team that can get through the smooth and the rough.

“That will be my challenge – to rebuild a group that can get through the rough waters.”