Brendan Rodgers
Brendan Rodgers claims it is difficult for Liverpool to secure a Champions League qualificationGetty Images

Brendan Rodgers has alleviated fears in case his side fails to qualify for the Champions League next season, that the Reds have it in them to attract quality talent in the summer without the lure of European football.

The Reds are currently seven points behind Manchester City in fourth position and need to go on a winning run until the end of the season to keep their hopes alive of making it to Europe's most coveted club competition.

Recent losses to Arsenal and Manchester United have taken the wind out of their sails, leaving Rodgers ruing.

However, the former Swansea manager has not plunged into gloom following his side's recent results and insists that they can come back stronger in the next season with a few good additions to the squad.

Liverpool's failure to address the void left by Luis Suarez has come back to haunt them this season and the northern Irishman needs a proven goalscorer leading his lines to put in a proper challenge next season.

The Reds lost out to Arsenal in the race for Alexis Sanchez and with no European football to offer, it will be even more difficult for the manager to attract any player to Liverpool. However, Rodgers believes that Liverpool's history and their strategy for the future will come to his rescue when he sets foot in the market this summer.

"Liverpool will always be an attractive offer for players, whether we are in the Champions League or not. People think you cannot attract players if you are not in the Champions League, but Liverpool will always be a huge attraction," Rodgers said.

"That's not just because of the history of the club, but also because of what we are trying to do here. Players will look at us and see a team and squad evolving, and they will want to be a part of that.

"It's natural that every player, coach and manager would love to work in the Champions League. There are players here who spent a long time not being in the Champions League.

"We were in it this year, we loved the competition, and we want to be there consistently over a number of years. Most players, of course, want to play at that level, but they also want to know their game is improving and they will get the opportunity to play football.

"It boils down to that, as well as the other things.

"But this is one of the greatest clubs in the world and this club will always be an attraction for a player," he concluded.