Date: 18th August 2014 at 12:31pm
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Brendan Rodgers has reiterated his desire to sign a new striker before the close of the transfer window, according to Sky Sports. 

The Reds got their Premier League campaign off to a winning start with a hard-fought 2-1 victory over Southampton at Anfield yesterday, and whilst delighted with the three points, Rodgers hopes to add more firepower to help his side over the course of the season.

“I do still think we need another striker,” Rodgers said. “It is something that we will look at but that will depend on the availability of one. Sunday was about winning and we got there.

“So we will search for that through to the end of the window but you see the players, the quality that we have.”

Sunday’s winning goal came courtesy of Daniel Sturridge, with his 36th Liverpool goal coming in what was just his 50th appearance for the club.

“For Daniel, it was just a continuation, showing he can get goals,” Rodgers said.

“That is 36 goals in 50 appearances which is (almost) the best of any striker in Liverpool’s history. That shows the level he is at.

“He always looks like he will score. It was a poacher’s goal, one of those where you anticipate a knockdown.”

Rodgers will now focus his attention on pursuing a striker ahead of next weeks clash with Manchester City at the Etihad, with the Liverpool boss revealing former front man Luis Suarez had been in touch prior to kick off to wish his former club good luck.
Our ambitions here at Liverpool have to be bigger than one player. Big clubs lose players and our ambitions are bigger than Luis,” Rodgers added.

“He sent us a lovely text wishing us all the best, which was a great gesture. He is a friend now of Liverpool. I texted him back. He’s a great boy but he is gone now.”