Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is preparing for a major summer spending spree.

The Mirror says Liverpool have been linked with the likes of Hoffenheim‘s Roberto Firmino and Benfica‘s Nicolas Gaitan.

The five-time European Cup winners have also been linked with a deal for Spurs’ Jan Vertonghen while another report claimed Steven Caulker was on the club’s shortlist.

Rodgers is expected to delve into the transfer market for a left-back this summer, with loanee Aly Cissokho likely to be sent back to Valencia having failed to make the grade at Anfield.