Date: 4th August 2014 at 11:17am
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Brendan Rodgers says he hopes to add further signings to his Liverpool squad before the close of the transfer window, reports

The Reds have been busy in the transfer market so far this summer, with Rodgers completing the signings of Rickie Lambert, Adam Lallana, Emre Can, Lazar Markovic, Dejan Lovren and Divock Origi.

And the boss revealed ahead of the clash with Manchester United in Miami tonight, that the club hope to add further new additions.

When asked for an update on any transfer business, Rodgers replied: “Nothing as of yet on any linked player. We’ve still got a few bits and pieces we’d like to do to solidify the group, but no names or definite signings as of yet.”

Of the six new arrivals at Liverpool so far this summer, three have come from Southampton.

And Rodgers believes the familiarity between Lambert, Lallana and Lovren, will enable them to settle into life quicker on Merseyside.

“I think the advantage of taking them is that they understand how we work,” explained Rodgers. “All the players we have brought in were done so because of their profile.

“Southampton played in a really offensive, aggressive way and the players that have come in will adapt that little bit quicker to that.

“There are obviously pressures. If you’re playing for Liverpool, there’s a different adaptation altogether, but in terms of the football style, that will make it easier.

“I think if you have three players coming in from the same club, of course it always helps on that first day walking into the changing room. Ultimately they’ll gain respect because they’re good players, and that’s why they’re at Liverpool. Hopefully they can show that over their career here.”

Reds supporters are eager to see Rodgers go after a new striker to fill the boots of Luis Suarez, with some reports claiming Mario Balotelli could be that man.

However the Liverpool boss was eager to distance himself from speculation linking the club with a move for the maverick Italian forward.


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