Brendan Rodgers has revealed that Liverpool are looking to improve in specific areas and are planning to sign two more players between now and August.

The Reds return to the Champions League after a few years of absence. The Northern Irishman is looking to improve Liverpool's squad as they look to challenge for the title and compete in Europe's elite club competition.

The Merseyside club already made five signings with Rickie Lambert, Adam Lallana, Emre Can, Lazar Markovic and Dejan Lovren all arriving at Anfield this summer. However, Rodgers believes his side need further improvements and says the owners are backing him in the transfer window.

"Generally of course the whole team will be looking to improve, and there are areas that we will specifically be looking at between now and August," Rodgers told Sky Sports.

"At this level you have to be able to spend and the owners have been great. They've backed us in terms of getting players in and hopefully we can get one or two more in which will give us great depth going into all the competitions. The best players want to play at the best level."

With the addition of Lovren, Rodgers has Mamadou Sakho, Martin Skrtel and Daniel Agger as the first choice centre-backs in the squad. However, Dane's future at Anfield remains uncertain and he could leave his current employers this summer, with Barcelona reportedly interested in signing him.

Also, Liverpool need to strengthen their left-back position, with Jose Enrique as the only recognised defender at that position. Jon Flanagan played as a left-back for the Reds last season and could be used as a cover.

Last season, Liverpool lost the league title to Manchester City by two points. Despite their good goal scoring records, their poor defence saw them give away the top spot to the Citizens.

Rodgers is keen on strengthening his side's defence as he looks to avoid last season's mistakes for the upcoming campaign.

"(Defence) is a place where we want to be better, there's no doubt about that. It wasn't good enough to concede that many goals, considering the amount of possession we had and amount of goals we scored," the Liverpool manager concluded.