Brendan Rodgers
Rodgers has indicated Liverpool's transfer business could be over Getty Images

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has indicated that the club's transfer business this summer could be over after claiming no "direct replacement" will be signing to cover the sale of Raheem Sterling.

The England international has moved to Manchester City for £49m [$76.38m] according to BBC Sport, making Sterling the most expensive English player in history.

Former players John Aldridge and Jamie Carragher have both urged Liverpool to reinvest the money in the transfer window, but having already made six signings Rodgers appears content with his summer business.

"Raheem and I were texting yesterday. Everything with him is fine," said Rodgers according to The Guardian, following comments from the winger's agent Aidy Ward that the pair had fallen out prior to Sterling's move to the Etihad Stadium.

"There's not a need for a direct replacement. We've brought in a number of really good players, and if you add to that to what we've already got, the balance is good.

"Players are always going to be wanting to come to Liverpool. But players will move on. The profile of those we've brought in fit the profile of how we want to work. Plus we have players who will better for last season."

The highest profile of the signings made by Liverpool is the Brazilian youngster Roberto Firmino, who is expected to operate behind the main striker from next season alongside fellow countryman Philippe Coutinho.

The £29m signing from Hoffenheim arrives in English football with an air of mystery surrounding him but after just a handful of training sessions Rodgers is convinced he is a star for the future.

"The flexibility of Firmino is important," added Rodgers before the Reds' second pre-season fixture against Brisbane Roar.

"He's got wonderful talent, wonderful touch. He can play on the sides, through the middle or in behind. He's accustomed to European football. He's a talent who wants to score."