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With the Anfield outfit funding a number of big-money signings with the windfall from the sale of Luis Suarez, the manager his dismissed similarities with Spurs and Gareth Bale

Brendan Rodgers insists Liverpool have a strategy in the transfer market and dismissed claims the club are following Tottenham's example.

Spurs made a host of signings last summer in preparaton for Gareth Bale's world-record move to Real Madrid but failed to improve in the Premier League, finishing lower down the table despite the investment.

Liverpool find themselves in a similar position this year after Luis Suarez joined Barcelona for €88 million - making six big-money deals - but Rodgers has dismissed comparisons between the two clubs.

"It's a different club and different vision we have here. At Liverpool there's a strategy behind what we are doing," Rodgers told Sky Sports News.

"We talked a lot with our recruitment team last season, knowing that through the summer we needed to improve the depth of our squad.

"Clearly we were not strong enough last season in terms of numbers and quality.

"We always planned to bring in a number of players, hoping we were going to be in the Champions League, so it would give us the opportunity to challenge on all fronts.

"The new players know their roles and we hope they can develop in the future as well. So far, the integration has been smooth."

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