Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers wants to bring in more new faces during the close season, following the positive impact made by January signings Philippe Coutinho and Daniel Sturridge.

The Northern Irishman believes his squad needs tweaking and is eager to boost his ranks before August.

He told the official Liverpool website: “The club respect where we need to strengthen and where we need to improve.

“We have seen from the last window in January, we got our business done early and brought in two outstanding players in Sturridge and Coutinho,” he said.

Indeed, the two men singled out by Rodgers were instrumental in Saturday’s 6-0 demolition of Newcastle and have both been impressive since arriving.

Former Swansea chief Rodgers admitted his side requires a slight injection of quality after a largely unspectacular Premier League season.

“I just think we need a bit more depth and a bit more quality,” he conceded. “The players this year have done very well. I have asked everything of them and, in the main, they have done well.”

Despite this, Liverpool look set to miss out on European football next term and currently sit seventh in the table. 

A win against Merseyside rivals Everton on Sunday would significantly boost their chances of a top six finish, but with Luis Suarez suspended their task is now even trickier.

The Uruguayun will play no further part for the Anfield club this season, and is partly responsible for Liverpool being the division’s third highest scorers.

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