Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish is set to be given a 'significant' transfer budget to use this summer - but rather than add depth to his squad, he is set to rely on younger players from the academy and use the money for one big star.
Liverpool have already been linked with a series of top names in world football amid expectations that new owners Fenway Sports Group will invest heavily at the end of the season.
Several Reds fans are calling on Dalglish to improve the squad by adding strength in depth.
However, the recent performances of some of the younger stars already at the club are said to be encouraging the Scot to go in a different direction.
A large kitty to spend on just one or two names would give Dalglish free rein to go after any of Europe's top stars, in the same way he splashed out almost £60million on Luis Suarez and Andy Carroll in January.
And defender Martin Skrtel believes such an approach is the right move - even though it is considered a risk to the club's aspirations of breaking back into the top four.
'The young guys from the academy have already got a chance in the first team, like Martin Kelly, Jay Spearing, John Flanagan and Peter Gulacsi.
'They're still young but they are part of the first team.
'We can see they are the future of Liverpool FC and it is the right way. These players will be a big part in the future of Liverpool.'
Skrtel reserved special praise for 18-year-old right-back Flanagan, whose mature performance on his first senior start helped the Reds to beat fourth-placed Manchester City 3-0 earlier this week.
'He was brilliant. Even though he is just 18, on the pitch he looked like an experienced player,' the Slovakian international added.
'He showed his best and he can be a very good player.'