Liverpool plan further signings

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has confirmed that there are still positions left to fill in his Anfield squad before the start of the season, according to the official club website.

Rodgers has already made a number of signings this summer, notably Southampton’s England World Cup squad members Adam Lallana and Rickie Lambert, while in the last few days they captured Belgian striker Divock Origi from Lille OSC.

But Liverpool have been linked with a host of other players, and Rodgers confirmed: “We still have some positions that we want to fill within the squad so that by the end of August we have a strong group of players to go forward with. We’ve still got some business to do.”

The Reds have been looking at options to fill their troublesome full back position, with the likes of Sevilla’s young left back Alberto Moreno being courted at great length. He currently remains in Spain as negotiations continue.

Liverpool came from behind against Manchester City in the International Champions Trophy in New York yesterday, eventually winning the tie after a penalty shoot out.

Rodgers was happy with the way in which his new players competed, but recognised that it may take some time for such a number of new players to settle in and be comfortable playing together.

“Even in a pre-season game, it was highly competitive and the players showed character to keep going and come back,” said Rodgers. “They made some very good blocks and defended well. It was a really good game. The players are transitioning very well, though it will take a little bit of time.”

Liverpool face AC Milan in their final group match of the International Champions Trophy, with a strong chance of progressing to the final.

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