Liverpool's transfer dealings since Rodgers took charge last year have largely focused on the younger end of the market, but it has not helped to bring consistency to the team's results.
And, with Jamie Carragher retiring at the end of the season, Rodgers wants to sign players who will add greater character to his squad.
"The biggest thing we need this summer is to bring in some men, some character that allows and supports the others to see the games out," said Rodgers. "That is the biggest thing for me.
"Look at Jamie, he is our best defender, he's 35 but we are losing that character. That has to be replaced, while I also think there are other areas of the team that needs improving.
"They have to be established players, that's the key. They need that hunger to succeed. That is something we'll talk about at the end of the season when we identify where the improvements must be made.
"Whether that is senior players, youth players or getting the mixture right.
"I always like to give young players hope but in order to do that they need experience alongside them.
"It doesn't take a rocket scientist to work out that the biggest change needed takes the longest and that is the mentality change."
@ vdawg...... eh there a massive difference between what he does ie constantly talk up the team, compared to being level footed and realistic. fair enough when he took the job he stated publically it would take 2 seasons or more before he would have team in his shape and style etc.. again fair enough.. but for sum reason on numerous occasions after a so called good performance (where we prob rolled over likes fulham sunderland etc) he comes out publically statin ooh we're good enough to challenge for top four, or even more cringe worthy quote " we can finish in 2nd position" im sorry but when have you ever heard a prem league manager talk like that before??? as soon as there's a microphone but in front of the man he feels the urge to waffle on about how things are improvin and how he cant criticize players performance etc etc, yet we still avent beat a team before us.. for me talk is cheap when comes to sport.. how often have you heard Laudraup or AVP waffle on bout there team or philosophy or journey compared to Rodgers?? nada in my opinion.. conclusion in my opinion i wish the man would just shut the f*ck up and get on with rebuildin the team, can safely say then that you wouldnt have the like of me on here complainin. but the reality is he wont. he is a waffler. the media circus is like a drug to him and he laps it up. if kept mouth shut and stuck with his original concept of takin 2 /3 seasons to rebuild then there'd be no compaints from disgruntled fans like myself..- niadonnis