Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has revealed that they need to be active in the transfer market and limit their mistakes if they have to challenge for a top four spot next season.

Brendan Rodgers

The Reds finished seventh in the recently concluded season and the former Swansea manager believes that they need more attacking prowess in the final third to strengthen their league position in the upcoming season.

"I'm looking to bring 20 more goals into the team. I'm looking at another offensive player to give us a real threat on goal and another attacking midfield player. We definitely need to do that, especially if we're going to put some young ones out on loan to gain experience. But it's not easy when you can't make mistakes. We want to keep the acceleration and pushing on, so this is a very important window for us in the summer. We have to do our best to make it right, because the players who need to come in have to be effective right from the off," Rodgers said.

The Merseyside club have started their business early this season and are close to securing a deal for Spanish striker Iago Aspas. The Reds have also secured the signing of Kolo Toure on a free transfer after the former Arsenal man ran out his contract with Manchester City. Liverpool are also closing in on a deal for Sevilla forward Luis Alberto who has been in prolific form this season while on loan at Barcelona B. Rodgers believes that the team are improving year on year and a few signings here and there will boost their chances massively in the upcoming season.

"I'm not here to be comfortable, to sit and earn the money and just enjoy being the Liverpool manager. There's a pressure that comes with (the role). And I believe we're in a much better place to do that. What we showed last season was promise. There were moments of disappointment and moments of delight but when I look at the reality of it, we scored 47 goals last year and this time got 71 - and we hope to add to that amount. Defensively for a team that was supposedly very strong last year we've only conceded three more goals," he revealed.

"But I believe we have built a real good base this year. It's not my job to look for excuses, I have to find the solutions to try and push us in there and I believe we won't be too far away," he added.