The catalyst for this, Comolli believes, is the return to European football the Reds have now secured after winning the League Cup at Wembley on Sunday, guaranteeing a place in next season’s Europa League.
Speaking after the Wembley win, Comolli revealed that high-profile targets have already been identified and contacted:
‘We already know that there are big players who want to join us next summer because they believe in the project ’, alluding to the plan put in place at the club since new owners FSG took over, together with the new management team.
According to the Anfield chief, stars around Europe have taken interest in developments at the club over the last few months, and with a first piece of silverware secured and bringing a return to continental action, the club now looks a much more attractive proposition.
‘Everybody in Europe knows what Liverpool football club are trying to do. Obviously the fact that we’re back playing in Europe and we’ve won the trophy, it’s all positive things. There’s a very positive vibe around the club around Europe. A lot [sic] players I know are very interested about joining the project because it’s a very interesting project.’
Such comments are a sure sign that investment in the squad is far from over, but just who are potential parts of ‘the project’ is anybody’s guess, with names like Hazard, Keita, Godin and Javi Martinez already being linked within the last 24 hours.
Once thing is for certain though – speculation will be rife from now on.
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