Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has suggested he could wait until the January transfer window to sign a replacement for Luis Suarez.

The Reds have failed in a bid to sign Loic Remy after a problem with the France international's medical.

A host of names have been linked with replacing Suarez at Liverpool but Rodgers says that while the funds are available to make a big-name signing he will not be forced into making another foray into the transfer market

"There is money to spend, no question," he said. "But I won't spend it for the sake of it. It has to be the right type.

"If that means I have to wait until January then that's what I will do. The players at the moment are in great condition, they are working very well and very hard.

"I have seen the development in some of the young players but if the right ones become available we would like to do something because I still have a lot to do on that front - but if they're not available, I will wait."

Lazar Markovic, Rickie Lambert, Adam Lallana, Dejan Lovren and Divock Origi have already signed for Liverpool this summer, with the latter returning to Lille on loan until 2015, but Rodgers has signalled his intent to sign a new forward.

Lallana will miss the opening month of the season after picking up an injury during pre-season training, accentuating Liverpool's need for fresh attacking options.

The club reached a century of Premier league goals last season but with Suarez contributing 31 on his way to becoming the double footballer of the year, the need for a replacement of a similar stature is crucial for the club's domestic and European ambitions.

Liverpool return to the Champions League for the first time since 2009 this term and while Rodgers have added depth to his squad in order to deal with the demands of balancing both competitions, they require star quality in order to make an impact.