New acquisitions are on their way to Anfield.
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has told the club’s fans that he is closing in on making his third signing of the summer but refused to be drawn in on whether Southampton’s Adam Lallana would be following former teammate Rickie Lambert to Anfield, according to Sky Sports.
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Lallana is expected to complete his move from St Mary’s in the next 24 hours after the two Premier League clubs agreed a fee of around £25m for the England international.
The Reds have also agreed a deal in principle to sign Bayer Leverkusen’s 20-year-old midfielder Emre Can, but Rodgers is hoping that Lallana can help the club make a positive impact on the squad to help them build on their second placed finish in the Premier League.
“I think there has been a lot of work that has been done.
“If you look at us as a club, 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.”
Asked if Lallana was the signing he would be bringing in next, Northern Irishman Rodgers said: “I wouldn’t tell you.
“I would love to stand here and tell you… we still have signings to make to ensure we have the squad strength to cope.
“Oviously returning to the Champions League is fantastic for the club and for the supporters but we’re in four competitions next season and we want to do really well and that’s going to take a few more signings to bring in and as soon as we sign them you will know.”
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