Roy Hodgson admits that he would like Liverpool's next owners to be prepared to invest in the club.
Hodgson claims that his task is to keep the squad together until the situation regarding the ownership of the club is eventually resolved.
The former Fulham boss took over from Rafa Benitez in July and was immediately forced to sell Javier Mascherano to Barcelona.
The 63-year-old says his main aim has been to avoid having to rebuild the playing squad completely.
Hodgson told the LMA's magazine The Manager: "The club is up for sale and nobody knows what direction it will take if and when new owners are found.
"A few years ago when the situation was far more stable, the money to buy new players was available.
"I hope the situation will change when the club is eventually sold and owners who are prepared to invest in the club come in.
"When that situation arises I'm pretty sure that it won't be difficult for us to start achieving things again but at the moment the task is really to hang on to the players we've got and make certain we don't have a situation where we have got a total rebuilding process."
The Anfield giants have failed to see a proper bid for the club materialise despite intense activity over the summer but Hodgson insists that Liverpool can still achieve success this season with the backing of the club's supporters.
"The stature, traditions and ability of Liverpool to attract players certainly makes it an achievable task even though we are in strange times," he said.
"You should never try and dampen people's enthusiasm and optimism.
"Furthermore every season we see teams not expected to win titles winning them.
"It doesn't always go to the favourite in any country.
"So we should never play down the Liverpool fans' incredible desire and passion to keep winning trophies - and the Barclays Premier League in particular - and keep their noses in front of Manchester United."