Despite Liverpool having already signed four players, Reds' manager Brendan Rodgers has revealed that he hopes to bring in one more forward and one more defender before the close of the transfer window next month. Liverpool have already added Kolo Toure, Luis Alberto, Iago Aspas and Simon Mignolet to their squad this transfer period.
"I still think another attacking, creative player, and depending on what goes out of the club - because naturally there might be one or two players who need to go out and play more - then we'll need to fill those areas that have been vacated," Rodgers told Liverpool official site.
One notable departure could be Luis Suarez, who is strongly linked with a move to Real Madrid. If the Uruguayan striker does leave, Rodgers would need to sign a striker along with his attacking player.
"Certainly another attacking player will really benefit us, and probably another defender," the Northern Irish manager said. "we'll see how it develops over the course of the next few months."
Rodgers and his recruitment team have been quick to identify and sign their targets so far in the window, a stark contrast to last season where the club was inactive in the market until the final weeks.
"It's great," Rodgers said of the swift action. "It's a big thing to the club because we looked at last summer and there were lots of things that were difficult for us. That meant that the opening period of the season was difficult."
Since last summer, the club have been able to bring in individuals who helped identify and purchase targets. The manager was keen to praise his recruitment team.
"From that we've got all our people involved, our recruitment team in, and they got to work as soon as they came in," he said. "We brought great signings in in January and that's really helped us. Obviously the plan was to get our signings in as soon as we possibly could and we still hope to make a few more."
"I'm very happy with the four players I've brought in, and they'll add to the group," he concluded.