Brendan Rodgers watched his Liverpool side put in a impressive performance in their final pre-season game as they beat Bayer Leverkusen 3-1 at Anfield on Sunday.

Goals from Raheem Sterling, Lucas Leiva and Andy Carroll made sure that there was no happy return for Sami Hyypia, who visited Anfield for the first time as an opposing manager.

It was the final opportunity for Rodgers to watch his side in action before Liverpool's Premier League campaign kicks off with a trip to the Hawthornes to play West Bromwich Albion on 18 August.

Brendan Rodgers
Rodgers wants two more players before the transfer window closes [Reuters]

While it was an impressive display from Liverpool, Rodgers made it clear that he still wants to bring two more players to the club before the end of the transfer window, having already signed Fabio Borini and Joe Allen.

"Hopefully we can add one or two more before the end of the window," revealed Rodgers, who was full of praise for young winger Sterling - a player who could feature regularly under the new manager.

Discussing Sterling's goal,Rodgers told the club's official website: "If you look back at the images of it, it was good pressure on one side of the field when we won the ball and took it out of the pressure zone.

"I like wingers to play with width, and by the time the ball got to Jose Enrique, he (Sterling) was in a great position.

"His movement off the ball was very impressive - he's made a great run and Jose played a terrific pass, and the rest was that imagination and creativity that I love when he cut inside and scored with a wonderful finish.

"The boy is a talent. He still has an awful lot to do and an awful lot to learn, but he's shown over pre-season that from [being] a young guy who just worries about himself, he now worries about the team and the responsibility within the team."

Rodgers was also quick to praise the performance of Carroll who showed his ability by deftly letting the ball run through his legs before unleashing a powerful shot from 20 yards to put the Reds 3-0 up.

"It was a terrific goal from him. It was a nice, clever piece of play by Charlie Adam as the ball came into him and he flicked it around the corner," added Rodgers.

"Maybe eight or nine times out of 10 he would have expected that (the ball) back, but big Andy showed his skill and ability as well.

"He's got stick that he can't play this way, but it was a wonderful piece of skill letting the ball go through his legs, getting the shot on target and tucking the ball away very well. It was very pleasing all round."

The only negative of the afternoon was that Allen was unable to make his first appearance for the club, but Rodgers will be keen to use the former Swansea man and admitted that it is pleasing to now have him at the club.

"Joe will fit into the group very well," said Rodgers. "I like technically gifted players, and he is exceptionally technically gifted.

"But I also like good people and he is a very humble young guy. He knows he is 22 years of age and has an awful lot to learn, but he will be with us every single day in the journey to make this club better.

"He is a very talented boy and he comes into an excellent group. Hopefully we can add one or two more before the end of the window."