Liverpool transfers: Rodgers targets ‘three or four’ summer signings

Liverpool transfers: Brendan Rodgers says that he hopes to sign "three or four" players during the summer window

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Brendan Rodgers has revealed that he hopes to bring in “three or four” players during the summer transfer window to bolster his Liverpool squad.

The Reds signed Daniel Sturridge and Philippe Coutinho during the January window as the Northern Irishman boosted his attacking options.

And Rodgers says that he is hoping to bring in players of “similar quality” in the close season as he bids to continue his Anfield rebuilding process.

“There is no doubt there is a natural rebuilding that will come with the likes of Jamie Carragher retiring. I am happy with the squad if I can then put another three or four quality players to it,” Rodgers, whose side have been linked with moves for Manuel Iturra and Kristof Polgar in recent days, is quoted as saying by the Daily Telegraph.

“It is quality we are after, not quantity. We see Coutinho and Sturridge’s quality in January, if we bring in another three or four players of that quality and add that to what we have got then we have got a strong squad.

“You want between 20 and 22 players. I’m talking about two in every position and your three goalkeepers. Then below that having young players who can support that.

“Of course you have an ideal target, but we are getting to a situation now where, for me, you have to have three players and if one doesn’t come off you have to be comfortable with the other two.

“If you get one of those you are happy. There is a lot of terrific work going on with the scouting department getting those lists together. We never had that in the summer but there were some key positions we needed support in and what I didn’t want to do was waste the club’s money.”

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