Luciano Vietto
Vietto is the first target for Rodgers this summer.

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is planning to further improve his squad in the January transfer window despite his side's impressive start to the season - with Argentine youngster Luciano Vietto expected to be the first recruit, according to The Daily Mail.

The Reds spent £55m in the summer transfer window on eight new signings and Rodgers' side have begun the campaign in impressive fashion, taking 13 points from their opening six games to sit second behind leaders Arsenal.

Luis Suarez was also welcomed back into the Liverpool first team for the first time in the Premier League against Sunderland following a 10-match ban and the Uruguayan scored twice, with Rodgers subsequently hailing the 26 year old's impact as "like a new signing".

But despite securing four wins from their opening half-a-dozen league games - a run of form which has seen many predict a flirtation with a pursuit of the club's first league title for 23 years - Rodgers is unwilling to allow the club to rest on their laurels and is understood to be already planning a host of new recruits in January.

While Liverpool have been linked with a move for Paris Saint Germain playmaker Javier Pastore, the club are expected to make fellow-countryman Vietto their first signing of the winter window.

Vietto, the Racing Club striker, has also sparked interest from Manchester City, Real Madrid and Juventus, but Liverpool's interest could sway the 19-year old's attention, given the success of fellow South American's Suarez and Philippe Coutinho, who is currently recovering from a shoulder surgery.

The player's agent Jorge Cyterszpiler said: "Vietto is the best young player in Argentina. I have received many offers from several European clubs."

The start to the season is in stark contrast to Rodgers' first at Anfield, where the club's disastrous summer transfer window dealings spilt over into their form which saw them win just two of their first 11 league games.

But Rodgers, who then signed Daniel Sturridge and Coutinho in January, is now planning well in advance of the next transfer window as he seeks to strengthen Liverpool's bid to return to the Champions League for the first time since 2009.

Despite reports to the contrary, Rodgers said after the win at Sunderland: "We have got a very good side. I think we showed that in the games we have played so far.

"For example the games against Manchester United, not only in the cup but also in the league - against a top team we showed that we are capable of harm and making sure we win those games."