It may have been quiet on the transfer front for Liverpool so far this summer, but manager Brendan Rodgers is hoping that will change soon.
As things stand Rodgers has been the only new face unveiled at Anfield since making the move from Swansea, though the club have been linked with a number of possible additions.
However, he is hopeful of concluding at least one deal by the end of this week.
“We’ve only made three or four enquiries about players and we’ll hopefully be able to close out one deal this week,” Rodgers said.
“We could maybe get two, but certainly one and then we’ll look to add to it later in the pre season.”
Rodgers missed out on a reunion with midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson, who appeared keen on linking up with the Northern Irishman, but opted to leave Bundesliga side Hoffenheim for Tottenham instead.
But the club have reportedly made bids for Wigan’s Victor Moses, Real Madrid’s Esteban Granero and Roma’s Fabio Borini, although Rodgers was giving nothing away.
“I will never speak about targets or possible players. It’s not something I like to do, to be honest,” he said.
“All I’ll say is that there have been a lot of players linked and there are few of them who are real targets for us, but I’m not going any further than that.”
When Rodgers took over from Kenny Dalglish in June he talked about defending the principles of the club, something he’s looking for in any potential new signings who make their way to Anfield.
“When you become a Liverpool player it’s a way of life,” said the former Watford and Reading manager.
“You have to be prepared to come into the philosophy and culture of the football club, because if you don’t then this club will be the wrong fit for you.
“I want players who are hungry to succeed and who want to match out ambitions as we go forward and the reality is there are very few players who can match that.”
Fans will now be waiting with baited breath to see if Rodgers hopes come true, and the Reds make their first signing of the summer.