Brendan Rodgers is hoping to bring in new faces at Liverpool but he insists his chief aim on Thursday night is reaching the Europa League group stage.

The Reds have been linked with a host of players ahead of Friday's transfer deadline but Rodgers first wants to make sure his side see off Hearts in their qualifying round play-off. Liverpool lead 1-0 after the first leg of the tie at Tynecastle and are clear favourites to progress but Rodgers is taking nothing for granted.

He said: "For the game my focus will purely be on the game and then after that we'll still have another day or so for any deals. We'll take whatever comes from that."

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