Brendan Rodgers
Brendan Rodgers will add another major name to his squad in January, according to Bruce Grobbelaar. (Reuters)

Former Liverpool goalkeeper Bruce Grobbelaar believes the club will confirm another major signing during the January transfer window.

Brendan Rodgers strengthened his squad with six signings during the summer in addition to acquiring the services of Victor Moses and Aly Cissokho on season long loans from Chelsea and Valencia respectively.

The club's greater strength in numbers supplemented by the exquisite form of Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge had helped the Reds climb to second in the Premier League after seven games, separated only on goal difference from leaders Arsenal.

The Liverpool boss has suggested the club will look to maintain their emphatic start to the season during the January transfer window, and the club's former custodian Grobbelaar has told fans to expect a 'big name' signing in the new year.

"In the January transfer window, you will see another great name come to Liverpool," Grobbelaar, who guarded the Liverpool goal for between 1981 and 1993, told South African radio station Metro FM.

"I am not going to give any clues about who it's going to be, but there's a big name coming to Liverpool."

After adding three defenders to his squad and given the blossoming partnership between Suarez and Sturridge up front, a midfield addition could be the most likely piece of incoming business in January.

Paris Saint Germain star Javier Pastore and Derby County's prodigious Will Hughes have been linked with a move to Anfield in recent weeks as the Liverpool boss attempts to ensure the club's bright start to the season doesn't falter in 2014.

Following the club's 3-1 victory over Sunderland at the end of September, Rodgers said: "Now we can only concentrate on the league up until Christmas.

"So we have to make sure we stay in that top six in the league and keep fighting and hopefully we can reinforce in January."

The Reds travel to St James' Park to take on an improving Newcastle United this weekend, where they thrashed Alan Pardew's side 6-0 last season.