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Rodgers plans two more signings

July 3, 2013
By Richard Jolly

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is aiming to make two more summer signings.

Brendan Rodgers
GettyImagesRodgers is making significant changes to his squad this summer

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Rodgers has already spent almost £25 million this summer on Manchester City centre-back Kolo Toure, Sunderland goalkeeper Simon Mignolet, Celta Vigo forward Iago Aspas and Sevilla winger Luis Alberto, but still wants to bolster his attack and his defence.

His transfer kitty has been increased by the £15 million West Ham paid for Andy Carroll and, with Jonjo Shelvey considering a £6 million move to Swansea, he has more to spend and aims to strengthen further.

He told the club’s official website: “I still think another attacking, creative player, and depending on what goes out of the club - because naturally there might be one or two players who need to go out and play more - then we'll need to fill those areas that have been vacated.

“Certainly another attacking player will really benefit us, and probably another defender. We'll see how it develops over the course of the next few months.”

Liverpool lost one of their centre-backs when Jamie Carragher retired, while Martin Skrtel has been linked with moves elsewhere and top scorer Luis Suarez has expressed his desire to leave the club.

But Rodgers is pleased that, while Liverpool left some of their business to the end of the transfer window last season and ended up short of a striker after a disappointing deadline day, they have brought in players much earlier this year.

He added: “It's great - it's a big thing to the club because we looked at last summer and there were lots of things that were difficult for us. That meant that the opening period of the season was difficult. From that we've got all our people involved, our recruitment team in - and they got to work as soon as they came in.

“We brought great signings in in January and that's really helped us. Obviously the plan was to get our signings in as soon as we possibly could - and we still hope to make a few more. I'm very happy with the four players I've brought in, and they'll add to the group.”