Virgil van Dijk has admitted Liverpool have to recruit if they are to get back to competing for major honours.
Liverpool bowed out of the Champions League after Real Madrid dominated both ties.
Nearly twelve months on from the Champions League Final in Paris where Liverpool were favourites, the gap between both sides has widened dramatically.
Obviously players are going to leave,” Van Dijk said. “That’s obviously been announced so we have to [recruit], if we want to be where we have been the last five years, then we obviously need quality imports, especially with those players leaving. I think that’s quite obvious.
“But everyone knows that’s going to be very difficult, it is going to be very difficult to find the right players but the club has to do their job in this case.
“We still have a lot of games to play for us and we want to be in the Champions League. I think that will also help to attract the best players in the world. Not all the time but it will definitely help.”