Liverpool manager Rafa Benitez has admitted that he may need to buy almost half a new team in order to rebuild the club in the wake of defeat in the Europa League semi-finals.
The Spaniard admitted the season had been a let down and he will look to buy several new players in the close season.
Benitez, who has already agreed a deal with Charlton for Jonjo Shelvey, said:
"Someone said we needed four or five players. I would more or less agree with that. That is what we have to do. Liverpool is a massive club. There has been a change in the last two or three years. We have had to balance the books and manage in this way. I do not know whether I will have any funds. We will find out in the summer. But the name is there and we have to do our best for it."
Whether Benitez is the man to undertake such a rebuilding job remains to be seen.
The Spaniard refused to discuss his future, looking no further ahead than the two games his side have left this season.
"The future is Chelsea. And then Hull."