Brendan Rodgers
Brendan Rodgers

Liverpool legend Mark Lawrenson believes Brendan Rodgers has a plan in place and will not repeat the mistake Tottenham Hotspur made during last summer's transfer window.

The north London club allowed their last player Gareth Bale for a world-record transfer fee to Real Madrid in 2013. The White Hart Lane club used the funds raised from the Welshman's sale in signing over half a dozen players.

This summer, the Merseyside club allowed Luis Suarez join Barcelona for a fee believed to be around £75m. The former Swansea manager is set to use the funds from Suarez's sale to strengthen the Reds' squad for the new campaign.

Liverpool already completed four signings so far, having added Rickie Lambert, Adam Lallana, Emre Can and Lazar Markovic.

The former Reds defender is confident the new arrival at Anfield will have a role to play in the upcoming campaign. Lawrenson remains confident that Rodgers will get the summer spending spree right and not follow the path taken by the Spurs last year.

"Spending £100million for the first time in the club's history is a huge statement," Lawrenson told the Liverpool Echo.

"I know some will point to the splurge from Tottenham after they sold Gareth Bale last summer as cause for concern but Liverpool's situation is different. We've signed four so far and yes seven or eight in total will change the dynamic of the dressing room so that is something to be wary about."

"But Spurs just went on a spending spree. There was no definitive plan, no idea of who was going to play in what a position and they just signed players to try and replace Bale."

"Liverpool are different. Brendan has implemented a definitive style of play and the squad was so good last year that he won't sign players for the sake of it."

"Every single player brought in will have an assigned role and there is still plenty of time for Brendan to get the right players for the Reds. One of them is the recent addition of Lazar Markovic," the Anfiled favourite added.