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Liverpool are planning to take their summer spending to £150m as manager Brendan Rodgers targets a marquee signing for the club.

According to the Mirror, The Anfield club are keen to bring in a big name player, after losing their star man Luis Suarez to Barcelona. The Reds shopping list includes the likes of Arturo Vidal, Marco Reus and Paul Pogba as the marquee signings that will lift the club and make them capable of challenging for trophies on all fronts.

Liverpool have already completed four summer signings and it is claimed that more players are on their way to Anfield, and if reports are to be believed, deals for Southampton defender Dejan Lovren, Lille forward Divock Origi and Newcastle United's Loic Remy are imminent in the coming days.

The deals for the above mentioned players will take Liverpool's spending close to the £100m mark, but looks like it will not stop there, as Rodgers is keen to make a big money signing before the close of the transfer window. He is willing to spend over £30m to land Vidal, Reus or Pogba.

This spending spree is the biggest in one summer by a Liverpool manager, and it shows the faith the Reds owners have in their manager.

Meanwhile, Jordan Henderson has been talking about club mate Steven Gerrard's decision to retire from international football. He feels that even though it will be tough for England to replace a player of his caliber, his decision will benefit Liverpool in the coming season.

"Obviously it's mixed emotions for Liverpool and England fans at the same time," Henderson said, as quoted in the Liverpool Echo.

"It's a big loss for England. Steven is probably one of the best players this country has ever seen and one of the best leaders as well so he is a big loss for England," the former Sunderland player explained.

"But at the same time, it is a big plus for Liverpool. He will be fresher, have more in his legs, especially with Champions League football coming back. That's the way he will be looking at it.

"He will be ready to play all the games this season for Liverpool and that's a plus for him and for Liverpool," the Englishman added.