Loic Remy
Liverpool are closing in on Remy.Reuters

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is unwilling to discuss the prospect of Loic Remy joining the club until the France international's switch from Queens Park Rangers is ratified.

Remy is set to move to Anfield having reportedly undergone the first part of his medical during the club's pre-season tour in the United States.

The 27 year old scored 14 Premier League goals while on loan at Newcastle United last term and is set to become Liverpool's fifth summer signing this week, however Rodgers remains coy over any potential deal.

"Until they are signed and agreed to come in I will only talk about them then," the Liverpool boss said. "I shall not talk about speculation on any player until they have signed."

The ex-Marseille forward will join Liverpool as a direct replacement for Luis Suarez, whose move to Barcelona was ratified a fortnight ago. The Uruguay forward scored 31 league goals last season to help the club qualify for the Champions League but a series of controversies marred his time on Merseyside.

Suarez is currently serving a ban from all footballing activities until October after biting Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini during the World Cup but Liverpool have kept their dignity during the furore, refraining from publically condemning the forward.

And Rodgers has continued Liverpool's dignified approach, refusing to criticise Suarez and instead paying tribute to his contribution during his Anfield career.

"No, not at all. Luis, in my two years at the club, has been sensational in his game," he said.

"Of course there's been issues which is well documented but it's in the past. He was a brilliant player for us, for me I'll always see him as a good man and a good friend.

"He gave everything to Liverpool and he left Liverpool after his time as a world-class talent. It's obviously a shame he is not here but Liverpool is a club that is bigger than any individual.

"He's a fantastic player but we will move forward and there's real excitement going into this season.

"We've qualified for the Champions League, we went close in the title. I'm really excited by the player's we've brought in - young players with great profile who play how we want to play and that will allow us to go on and hopefully continue to progress."