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Liverpool transfer business nearly complete?

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Brendan Rodgers' main task this transfer window has been to replace the goals that have been taken out of the team that the departure of Luis Suarez to Barcelona has left.

He has also been looking to build depth into the squad as Liverpool are making a return to the Champions League this season. 

The Reds have managed to sign six new players already, although Divock Origi has been loaned back to Lille straight away as part of the deal.

Four of these signings have been attacking options for Rodgers. Adam Lallana has come into midfield along with Emre Can and Lazar Markovic.

Rodgers could therefore turn to these new signings to play a big part in plugging the gap that Suarez has left in the team.

If these new players from the heart of midfield are able to add more goals to the 22 that Liverpool's three main midfielders scored last season, the club may not need to buy a third striker. 

Rodgers has also given English striker Rickie Lambert a dream return to Anfield after the club released him as a youngster, meaning that there is a least some reinforcement for the departed Uruguayan.

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Remy deal falls through

Liverpool thought they had signed a third striker when they agreed a deal for Queens Park Rangers France international Loic Remy.

However, the deal fell through following the failure of his medical examination.

This has led the Reds to be linked with other strikers, including AC Milan's Mario Ballotelli, although Rodgers has since moved to deny interest in the Italy international.

Defensive reinforcement

Southampton's Dejan Lovren was Rodgers first defensive signing of the transfer window, and the third Saints player to join Liverpool.

The Merseyside club payed £20 million for the centre - back who will provide some cover for the likes of Martin Skrtel and Mamadou Sakho.

Rodgers also looks close to completing a deal for Athletico Madrid's Javier Manquillo on a two year loan from the Spanish champions.    

This will give Liverpool some cover at right-back where Glen Johnson plays. If the deal does go through, Liverpool will have cover for all of their defence.

English youngster Jon Flanagan can play at left back where he played most of last season or right back, with Luis Enrique available at left back as well after returning from injury.

Defence was an area of Liverpool's game last season that ultimately cost them the title and it seems that Rodgers has managed to strengthen this area and may even look to further reinforce it.

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Luis Suarez
Adam Lallana
Premier League
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