Mark Lawrenson: 'Pressure is on Brendan Rodgers this summer'

Brendan Rodgers the Liverpool manager looks on prior to kickoff during the Barclays Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Liverpool at The Hawthorns on February 2, 2014
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Former Liverpool defender Mark Lawrenson insists that Brendan Rodgers is under pressure to bring the right players into the club to strengthen his squad this summer.

Former Liverpool defender Mark Lawrenson has expressed his belief that Brendan Rodgers will be under huge pressure to bring quality players to the club this summer.

The Reds narrowly missed out on the Premier League title last season as they finished two points behind winners Manchester City in second place.

Lawrenson feels that, if the club are to push on and win the title as well as compete in the latter stages of the Champions League next season, then their signings need to be spot on.

He wrote in his column in the Liverpool Echo: "If this season has been a test for Brendan Rodgers and his players, then the next few months will be all about the manager and his recruitment team.

"Having experienced a mixed transfer window last summer, the pressure will be on. And with Champions League qualification having raised the standard of prospective new signings, there is little margin for error."

Liverpool have recently been linked with a move for Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Emre Can.

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