Downing expecting Liverpool to buy in summer

Stewart Downing feels Liverpool can challenge for the title next season. The midfielder is excited by manager Brendan Rodgers' team building.

Stewart Downing feels Liverpool can challenge for the title next season.

The midfielder is excited by manager Brendan Rodgers' team building.

He told liverpoolfc.com: "If we can keep the core of the squad together and the manager can add a few more, which is highly likely he will do, I think we've got a great chance next season.

"It was obviously going to take time [to adjust under Brendan Rodgers]. We're all enjoying playing in the way we do - the passing, moving and scoring goals - but I think we've also added steel to our team.

"We're hard to play against and not conceding that many goals, so I think the all-round picture at the moment is looking very good."

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