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Brendan Rodgers keen to sign more players

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Liverpool manager ‪Brendan Rodgers has completed four pre-season signings so far‬ this summer‪.

‪Rodgers was shrewd to secure Ivorian Kolo Toure on a free transfer from Manchester City. After Toure's signature he has also added Celta Vigo's Iago Aspas, Sevilla's Luis Alberto and Sunderland's Simon Mignolet into the ranks.‬

‪‪Meanwhile Andy Carroll and Jonjo Shelvey have made their way out of Liverpool permanently. Jack Robinson, Michael Ngoo, Henoc Mukendi, Conor Coady, Krisztian Adorjan, Pepe Reina and Suso have all been loaned out also.‬

‪‪The ‬Liverpool‪ boss has expressed his desire to strengthen his squad depth for a Champions League qualification push next season. ‬

‪‪"We're always looking to evolve the squad, to improve the group," the boss told local reporters at a press conference in Norway on Tuesday evening.‬

‪‪"We still have some business to do to bring in a few more players. By the end of August I hope that we will have a squad that will be ready to compete and challenge for the top four.‬

‪‪"We need one or two players to cover positions where we're a little bit short, and also probably looking to bring in maybe one or two in the attacking areas. We'll see how that goes.‬

‪‪"The window is still open until the end of this month. We did very well in the early part of the window, when we got four players in - which I'm extremely happy about. If we can add a few more that would be really good for us.‬

‪‪"Our main target is to progress from where we were last season. We finished seventh in the league and we want to move forward." insisted the Northern Irishman.‬

‪‪"The measure will always be Champions League for Liverpool, there's no disguising that. That will always be the case and I believe we have a really good chance of doing that.‬

‪‪"The challenge is very difficult; some of the teams that were already ahead of us have spent massively over the course of the summer again.‬

‪‪"The challenge is still there, it's a very difficult challenge, but we mustn't be frightened of it. We don't see it as a threat, if anything it's an opportunity for us.‬

‪‪"We see this season as a great opportunity to hopefully move forward again. I'm forever an optimist - we will always fight. It's what Liverpool Football Club is about. We never accept second best.‬

‪‪"The challenge is to get into the Champions League positions, but not just be in it, but try to fight and go as high as we possibly can. That has to be the main target, to arrive in the top four."‬

‪Rodgers' side will play Valarenga in Oslo before flying to Dublin to face Celtic in a lucrative friendly at the Aviva Stadium on the 10th. Their league campaign will finally get under way a week later as they host Mark Hughes' Stoke ‬City ‪on the opening day‬ of the season.

 

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