Brendan Rodgers: Liverpool have not finished spending yet

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has indicated the club is only looking to sign superstars in the rest of the transfer window.

Rodgers has done superbly so far this summer to add Simon Mignolet, Kolo Toure, Iago Aspas and Luis Alberto to his squad, addressing fears over the depth of Liverpool’s playing staff ahead of the new season.

Now he seems to be aiming for the sort of high profile signings which will have the ability to kick Liverpool on next season, make them a much more feared side and also to give the team a greater chance of having an immediate impact.

“Our recruitment team are doing a great job behind the scenes in compiling lists of players - Now what's important over the next three to five weeks is improving the team. That's something the club is working very hard at,” Rodgers told the Independent.

One of the reasons attributed to Liverpool’s poor start to the season last time round was the fact Rodgers didn’t have a deep squad of players to choose from, which saw him dipping into the youth teams to find first team support.

That’s no longer an issue which means Rodgers can focus on making key signings and the sort of transfers which could allow the club to get a little bit excited.

The number of players linked with possible moves to Liverpool at the moment is very high but the point is Rodgers has given himself and the club the biggest amount of time to make the right decisions.

It could be very easy for Liverpool to panic buy with Rodgers likely to be keen on getting the rest of his business done as quickly as possible, enabling the club to focus fully on the start of the season.

However, in one respect there are aspects of Liverpool’s transfers which are out of his control at the moment such as the future of Luis Suarez.

Suarez is looking more and more likely to leave the club this summer and replacing him would be one of Rodgers’ biggest ever tasks since he joined the club last summer.

“I'm sure by the time the end of August comes we'll be ready and we'll have a terrific squad ready to challenge,” he added.

There is always pressure on managers to sign players quickly but in this case, it would be pointless for the club to blow £20 million on a player like Henrikh Mkhitaryan (who decided to go to Borussia Dortmund) when that cash will be vital in replacing Suarez.

Liverpool have dispelled the myths about the restricted budget of the club but Rodgers will not be wasteful.

It could be very easy to rattle off a list of players who could still join Liverpool this summer but Rodgers has made it clear he’s done signing his support men and he’s now looking to get players who will improve the first team immediately.

Who do you think Liverpool should target? Which area of the side is the priority?

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