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Liverpool eye more signings

Liverpool eye more signings

Liverpool F.C. manager Brendan Rodgers has confirmed the club will make ‘more signings’ ahead of the re-opening of the transfer window on 1 July.

Rodgers has already lured Rickie Lambert and Germany Under-21 international Emre Can to Anfield but the former Swansea boss is looking to add more reinforcements, with the Reds set for a challenging campaign in the UEFA Champions League in 2014/15.

Reports are suggesting Southampton captain Adam Lallana could be the club’s next signing, with many English media outlets revealing a £25 million fee has already been agreed with the Saints.

When asked if Lallana would be his third summer signing, Rodgers told Sky Sports: “I wouldn’t tell you.

“I would love to stand here and tell you… we still have signings to make to ensure we have the squad strength to cope.

“Obviously returning to the Champions League is fantastic for the club and for the supporters but we’re in four competitions next season and we want to do really well and that’s going to take a few more signings to bring in and as soon as we sign them you will know.”

The addition of Lambert, 32, will likely mean the end of Iago Aspas’ stay on Merseyside.

The 26-year-old Spanish striker joined Liverpool from Celta Vigo for £7.7 million in 2013 but failed to find the back of the net in 14 English Premier League appearances for the Reds last term.

Meanwhile, former Bayern Munich midfielder Emre Can, 20, gives Liverpool a young player with very high upside, who already has Champions League experience.

Rodgers added: “I think there has been a lot of work that has been done.

“If you look at us as a club, we haven’t been resting over the course of the off-season, a lot of great work has gone on.

“We’ve targeted players, we’ve signed some and we’ll have more signings to come over the course of the pre-season. The idea is by the end of August we’ll have the squad together and it will be a really exciting time for us next season.

“Next season will be equally as tough, we knew it would be tough, we had an incredible performance level and we’ll have players who want to prove themselves and the beauty is that we as a club will improve too.

“We’ve a lot of young players who will have gained experience last season and we will bring in more players with added quality so we will also improve as well and that’s something I’m really looking forward to seeing.”

In other news, Liverpool bad boy Luis Suarez continues to be linked with Spanish giants Barcelona and Real Madrid, with reports suggesting the former have offered the player a £40 million deal to move to the Camp Nou this summer.

Mon 30 June, 2014
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