Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has said that the club will continue to spend, but they will not waste the £75million they received from Barcelona for Luis Suarez.
So far this transfer window Rodgers has signed Rickie Lambert, Lazar Markovic, Adam Lallana and Emre can with Loic Remy, Dejan Lovren, Ryan Bertrand and Divock Origi also being linked with a summer move to Anfield.
Sky Sport is reporting that Rodgers told the Daily Express: “You only spend the money if the players are there. The money is there if the right players are available.
“What we can’t do is spend for the sake of it. The players we’ve brought in were players we wanted anyway.
“It was well documented our squad last year was too thin so we needed to bring in players to get that level and depth up.
“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.
“The character is important. It is not just about the player, but the right type of person.”
The Liverpool boss also claimed that he did not pay over the odds for Southampton midfielder Adam Lallana.
“For British players across the board, there is always that premium and the value is always pushed up,” he told the Daily Mail.
“We paid what we thought he was worth and would not go higher.”