Liverpool transfers: Brendan Rodgers tight-lipped on potential signings

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is refusing to give any indication over potential signings before the end of the summer

Brendan Rodgers has remained tight-lipped on talk of Liverpool re-entering the transfer market this summer.

The Reds look set to receive £49m for want-away forward Raheem Sterling from Manchester City after the clubs agreed a deal on Sunday night.

Rodgers has already signed James Milner, Danny Ings and Adam Bogdan on free transfers in the current window.

The Liverpool boss also spent £29m on Hoffenheim midfielder Roberto Firmino and signed Nathaniel Clyne in a £12m deal from Southampton.

But Rodgers refused to give any indication whether he will sign any more players.

“My only interest is to talk about players that are here with us on the tour, these are the most important players for Liverpool at this moment in time. Maybe in the future that is something that will happen or may not happen.

“For me, as I sit here as the manager, the most important players are Lucas [also at the press conference] and his fellow teammates that are here to work and prepare for pre-season.”

Asked if the funds raised by Sterling’s proposed sale would prompt further transfer activity at Anfield, Rodgers replied:

“It’s something I don’t really want to go into in a press conference, transfers. I spent a lot of last season talking about transfers and it’s something I don’t intend to do this year.

“Any business that will be done will be done behind the scenes at the club and when we sign a player and it’s announced, you’ll be the first to know.”

Rodgers guided Liverpool to a disappointing sixth-place finish in the Premier League last season.

The Liverpool boss spent over £120m on new signings last summer although the acquisitions largely disappointed over the course of the campaign.

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