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Brendan Rodgers has ruled out rivalling Manchester United or Chelsea for a big-name midfielder this summer.
Liverpool have money to spend after the sale of Luis Suarez to Barcelona.
And Rodgers has been linked with the likes of Marco Reus, Arturo Vidal and Paul Pogba.
However, Express Sport understands the Reds will NOT be signing any of the coveted trio.
Manchester United are interested in both Borussia Dortmund star Reus and Juventus dynamo Vidal, while Chelsea are keen on his teammate Pogba.
But Rodgers isn't looking at that area to strengthen his squad and will not waste money on the wrong type of player.
"You only spend the money if the players are there," he said. "The good thing with the owners is 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 signings. 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."