Liverpool transfers: Brendan Rodgers wants to improve squad depth

Liverpool transfers: Brendan Rodgers admits the Reds must improve their squad depth over the summer

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers Photo: The Sport Review

Brendan Rodgers admits Liverpool must improve their squad depth over the course of the summer transfer window.

The Reds have been heavily reliant on PFA player of the year Luis Suarez this season, with the Uruguayan scoring 30 goals in 31 Premier League games.

We know we have to strengthen our squad now. We want to be challenging in every competition

Brendan Rodgers

Liverpool are two points clear at the top of the Premier League table but their squad will have to contend with competing on two fronts next term after sealing their return to the Champions League.

“Congratulations Luis Suarez – the PFA award was really special to him. He’s been outstanding for Liverpool. Very well deserved,” Rodgers told his pre-match media conference.

“We know we have to strengthen our squad now. We want to be challenging in every competition. We need stronger depth.

“To know Luis is happy is important. We have happy players, content with being here.”

Rodgers was criticised after Liverpool adopted an attacking strategy against Chelsea, despite needing just a point to stay in pole position in the title race.

Chelsea’s 2-0 win at Anfield means Manchester City can leapfrog the Reds on goal difference if they win their remaining games.

But Liverpool manager Rodgers, who replaced Kenny Dalglish in May 2012, vowed to stick to his footballing principles.

“I take great pride when I’ve met Liverpool fans this week who say they’re finding pride in their club again. That is very satisfying,” Rodgers added.

“The methods we’ve implemented over a period of time since I came here have worked. Now we continue improving and growing.

“Winning in the way that we want is important, so we’ll continue working in the way we want.”

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