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Rodgers silent on Suarez but promises more recruits

ESPN staff
June 30, 2014
Brendan Rodgers refused to speak about Luis Suarez's four-month ban © Getty Images

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers revealed the club intends to make further signings ahead of the forthcoming season but remained tight-lipped on the situation surrounding Luis Suarez.

Striker Rickie Lambert has already been brought in from Southampton, his former team-mate Adam Lallana is expected to sign for the Anfield club in the next few days, while a fee has been agreed for Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Emre Can.

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With Liverpool keen to challenge for honours both domestically and in the Champions League in the new season, Rodgers is keen to bolster a squad that will be without talisman Suarez until the end of October as a result of the four-month ban he received for biting Italy's Giorgio Chiellini at the World Cup.

"I think there has been a lot of work that has been done,'' Rodgers told Sky Sports News. "If you look at us as a club and recruitment, we haven't been resting over the course of the off-season. A lot of great work has gone on.

"We've targeted players, we've signed some and we'll have more signings to come over the course of the pre-season. The idea is by the end of August we'll have the squad together and it will be a really exciting time for us next season.

"Next season will be equally as tough, we knew it would be tough, we had an incredible performance level and we'll have players who want to prove themselves and the beauty is that we as a club will improve too.

"We've a lot of young players who will have gained experience last season and we will bring in more players with added quality so we will also improve as well and that's something I'm really looking forward to seeing.''

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