Rodgers to bolster Liverpool

Brendan Rodgers has reiterated his desire to bolster his Liverpool squad with players that can make an immediate impact this summer.

Last Updated: 04/04/13 at 15:25 Post Comment

Brendan Rodgers: Liverpool manager ready to bolster his squad in summer

Brendan Rodgers: Liverpool manager ready to bolster his squad in summer

The Liverpool manager has been delighted with the form of January acquisitions Daniel Sturridge and Philippe Coutinho, who have scored seven goals between them since moving to Merseyside in the last transfer window.

Rodgers admitted he would be looking for players who can make a similar impression on his team come the off-season.

In an interview with 'Yahoo!', he said: "We would have liked to bring in a few more players in the summer but we didn't, and the group were admirable with how they coped in that period because we had a lot of games.

"We knew we had to bring in reinforcements in January and the board worked superbly to get those players.

"We are hopeful that come the summer we can make more additions that will take us on to the next level. The business we did in January however was excellent and that's a great credit to the club."

Rodgers has been particularly impressed by Sturridge and added: "He has settled in very well, but he still has lots of aspects of his game to work on in order to achieve what he wants to and to allow him to make the kind of impact that we want.

"He has made a very promising start and as long as he maintains that same level of commitment and responsible attitude to improving, I can see him being a great signing for the club."

On Brazilian Coutinho, the Northern Irishman said: "When you mix (power) with technical and tactical qualities, I think that a player like Philippe will be a great addition for us."

The club have also confirmed that a minute's silence will be held before Sunday's home game with West Ham United in memory of the 96 supporters who lost their lives at Hillsborough.

In the final Anfield game before the 24th anniversary of the tragedy, the Reds will pay their respects prior to the 1.30pm kick-off.

The annual memorial service will be held at Liverpool's ground on April 15.

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