Despite rumours consistently linking the likes of Luis Suarez, Pepe Reina and Martin Skrtel away from the club, Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is confident of keeping his top players at Anfield inspite of the lack of Champions League football at the Merseyside club.
The Reds suffered another disappointing season by their lofty standards last time around, finishing in eighth in the Premier League which meant that the club were again left without a spot in Europe’s premier club competition. That has fuelled speculations of transfers out of the club, but Rodgers has been adament over the possibility of retaining each of their big names.
“I am very confident in relation to the conversations I have had,” Rodgers told Sky Sports News, when asked about the possible moves of his bigger names.
He also hoped that his players would buy his future plan for the club, and be convinced that the side had enough about them to reach the highest echelons of the English game once again.
“You can only sell the dream going forward. The reality is there is a lot of nostalgia about this club, and I have seen that in my early time here, but what is important is going forward.
“Of course the club isn’t in the Champions League and the top players want to play at that level, but hopefully in the next coming years we can strive to get towards that.”
He however left the door open for any player who wasn’t convinced by his vision for the coming season, saying: “If that is not enough for a player then they will go, it is as simple as that.”