Liverpool transfers: Rodgers eyes summer additions to improve squad

Liverpool transfers: Brendan Rodgers hints the Reds will make "some additions" in the summer to help them challenge next season

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Brendan Rodgers took over at Anfield last May Photo: Back Page Images

Brendan Rodgers believes Liverpool can be top-four challengers next season with a few additions to their squad in the summer.

Luis Suárez, who was the centre of controversy for his bite on Branislav Ivanovic, scored a late equaliser to rescue a 2-2 draw with Chelsea at Anfield on Sunday.

It leaves the Reds 10 points behind fifth-placed Tottenham Hotspur, with their chances of securing Europa League football for next season looking slim.

Rodgers has been linked with a move for Ajax’s Christian Eriksen and Swansea City defender Ashley Williams in recent weeks, and the Reds boss hinted there would be transfer activity at the Merseyside outfit this summer.

“What we’ve seen in the second-half performance and our mentality is that we’re not going to be beaten easily. Chelsea are a team up there challenging,” Rodgers to Liverpool’s website.

“We know that with some additions in the summer we can be up there challenging as well. They’re a top team, invested a lot of money in the players.

“What we’ve got is quality, great resilience and spirit – we showed that today and it’s something that will be key for us going forward.”

Rodgers also praised Liverpool for showing character to come from behind against the Champions League holders twice at Andield to salvage a point.

“I think it shows the character in the group, to come from behind. We made two mistakes for their goals – we’re disappointed with the goals that we gave away,” he added.

“I can only commend the resilience of the players. To get back into the game at 1-1 and go behind again to a penalty might have made them flat for the rest of the half.

“I thought our second-half performance was outstanding; our tempo was much better, we were more aggressive in our attack and we thoroughly deserved at least a point from the second half.”

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