Liverpool transfers: Brendan Rodgers outlines summer targets

Liverpool transfers: Brendan Rodgers is hoping to bring in at least one more attacking player to Anfield before the start of the season

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Brendan Rodgers has already signed four players this summer Photo: Back Page Images

Brendan Rodgers is hoping to bring in at least one more attacking player to Liverpool before the transfer window closes.

The Reds have already moved swiftly to bolster their squad ahead of the new season, snapping up Kolo Toure, Iago Aspas, Luis Alberto and Simon Mignolet.

Liverpool have been heavily linked with a move for 24-year-old Armenia and Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan in recent days.

And Rodgers has revealed that he is looking to bring a creative player as well as a defender before the start of the 2013-14 campaign.

Rodgers said: “I still think [we need] 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.”

Rodgers also admitted his delight at Liverpool’s swift action in the transfer market this summer.

“It’s great,” he added. “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,” he said. “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.”

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