Liverpool drawing up targets

Liverpool are drawing up plans to bring in "three or four quality players" this summer, according to Brendan Rodgers.

Last Updated: 13/03/13 at 09:57 Post Comment

Brendan Rodgers: Wants 'quality...not quantity'

Brendan Rodgers: Wants 'quality...not quantity'

The Anfield board has been rewarded for funding the January arrivals of Daniel Sturridge and Philippe Coutinho, both of whom have contributed to a recent upturn in form.

And Rodgers' scouting team have been busy identifying players of similar stature ahead of further spending in the close season.

He told the club website: "It is quality we are after, not quantity. There is no doubt there is a natural rebuilding that will come with the likes of Jamie Carragher retiring. I am happy with the squad if I can then put another three or four quality players to it.

"We see Coutinho and Sturridge's quality in January, and if we bring in another three or four players of that quality and add that to what we have got then we have got a strong squad.

"I'm talking about two players in every outfield position and your three goalkeepers. Then below that having young players who can support that.

"There is a lot of terrific work going on behind the scenes with the scouting department getting lists together.

"Of course you have an ideal target, but you have to have three players and if one doesn't come off you have to be comfortable with the other two. We are much better placed now than we were last summer."

One player who could be on his way out in the summer - albeit on loan - is young Spanish winger Suso, whose last appearance came in the FA Cup third round.

Rodgers said: "Suso has been a very good cover player for us this season, the longer plan for him we have to look at.

"Does he actually have to go and play somewhere for a year and get experience? Does he need to show he can go and get goals and create goals and then we know what we have?"


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