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Brendan Rodgers: Liverpool still need to strengthen in ‘one or two areas’

The Northern Irishman has added six players to his squad in the close-season

Rodgers says Liverpool are looking to sign players with a
Rodgers says Liverpool are looking to sign players with a "big personality".
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LIVERPOOL MANAGER BRENDAN Rodgers is hopeful of signing more players before the closure of the transfer window, but said they will need a “big personality” to cope at Anfield.

The Northern Irishman has added six players to his squad in the close-season, while selling star striker Luis Suarez to Barcelona for £75million and loaning out multiple others.

Rodgers promised further additions but was unwilling to divulge what types of players he was searching for.

“We won’t have too much more business to be done but we still have a few areas we want to strengthen,” he told reporters.

“It’s just purely on the back of us having a really thin squad last season where we were very, very short.

“The players did remarkably well and it was incredible what they achieved but they need help this year — they need assistance.

“We’ve got the belief this year we can go on and do well in all of the competitions. Especially after the Christmas period on the back end of a World Cup year, we need to make sure we have freshness in every game we play because of the nature of our game.

“There are still one or two areas to look at. There’s no point mentioning numbers or positions — we want a couple of positions strengthened and if we can do that, I’ll be really, really happy.”

Rodgers’ men face Milan in Charlotte today as they look to seal a place in the International Champions Cup final.

He said a strong team would start for the Premier League club.

“They’re all big names — they’re not at Liverpool for nothing. You have to be a big personality and a big player to play for Liverpool. It’ll be big names playing,” Rodgers said.

“We will be strong and that will hopefully be the case throughout every game we play this season.”

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