Liverpool transfers: Rodgers eyes signings who can ‘make a difference’

Liverpool transfers: Brendan Rodgers says his side's inability to score in the derby highlights their attacking weaknesses

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Brendan Rodgers replaced Kenny Dalglish as Liverpool manager in May Back Page Images

Brendan Rodgers admitted he needs to find “one or two players” who can make a difference after Liverpool were held to a goalless draw with Everton at Anfield on Sunday.

Steven Gerrard and Daniel Sturridge both came close to breaking the deadlock in the Merseyside derby but were thwarted by Everton centre-halves Sylvain Distin and Phil Jagielka.

Philippe Coutinho and Sturridge have made the Merseysiders a more dangerous outfit in front of goal in recent months after Rodgers signed the pair for a combined £20.5m in the January transfer window.

But the 40-year-old believes he needs to add further quality to his squad to help the club break down opponents after the Reds were held to 13 stalemates in the Premier League this term – only Norwich City have drawn more games.

“We weren’t at our best but what you need to make sure is you are competitive,” said Rodgers.

“We kept another clean sheet, which is 15 [in the league] this season and we need to be strong defensively as well as attacking.

“We’ve scored a lot of goals this season but we obviously need to improve in that aspect as well to break down teams who come and play that bit deeper.

“We need to find one or two players who can make us help the difference in games like this.

“We’ve had a lot of draws this season and we need to find the solution for next year.”

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