Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers will not allow the controversy regarding Luis Suarez's future at the club to distract him from bringing in further new faces during the remainder of the transfer window.
Rodgers has added Iago Aspas, Simon Mignolet, Kolo Toure and Luis Alberto to his squad ahead of the new season but the saga surrounding Suarez's attempts to manufacture a way out of Anfield has dominated the off-season.
The Reds are reportedly on the brink of securing a year-long loan deal for Aly Cissokho from Valencia but Rodgers has often spoken of wanting to add an attacking midfielder to his squad.
"We're always looking to evolve the squad, to improve the group," Rodgers said. "We still have some business to do to bring in a few more players.
"By the end of August I hope that we will have a squad that will be ready to compete and challenge for the top four.
"We need one or two players to cover positions where we're a little bit short, and also probably looking to bring in maybe one or two in the attacking areas. We'll see how that goes.
"We did very well in the early part of the window, when we got four players in - which I'm extremely happy about. If we can add a few more that would be really good for us."
Liverpool added Daniel Sturridge and Philippe Coutinho to their squad in January and Rodgers will be hoping his newest recruits can enjoy similar success.
The club finished seventh in the Premier League last season, a full 12 points behind fourth placed Arsenal and Rodgers' main aim will be bridge the gap to the north Londoners in the new campaign.
"Our main target is to progress from where we were last season," the Liverpool boss added.
"The measure will always be Champions League for Liverpool, there's no disguising that. That will always be the case and I believe we have a really good chance of doing that."