Brendan Rodgers

Brendan Rodgers has revealed that he will be in the market for proven talent in order to boost the club's chances of finishing in the top four this season.

Liverpool are currently third in the league, trailing Arsenal by five points at the top of the table and are joint with Chelsea who are ahead on goal difference. Rodgers has led his team to a brilliant start and knows that in order to maintain their ascendency, they need to add more players to the mix who can bring that extra quality which is missing in the middle of the park.

The Reds have a brilliant line of attack with Philippe Coutinho, Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge among the most feared players in the league. Rodgers also has a good bunch of players to fall back on in defence, with new additions Kolo Toure, Mamadou Sakho and Aly Cissokho living up to expectations. However, their main problem has been in midfield, which was found out against Arsenal as the Gunners bypassed the likes of Jordan Henderson, Steven Gerrard and Lucas Leiva with consummate ease. Rodgers needs a pair of fresh legs in the middle and he is looking for quality in the same ilk as Sturridge and Coutinho whom he had acquired last season.

"We need to bring in players for the team. We've got a squad and we've got enough cover but in the future the focus is on bringing in players that can come straight in and improve our team. We did that last year and benefited from that. We know what we need to improve and we know the areas we need to improve but it's all about timing and all about affordability and can we do it? I always hope that in each window we can improve the team and if we can do that we can rightly be up there," Rodgers said.

"In January it's difficult but our recruitment guys are working very hard to try to identify that type of player that can come in. Last January we got Daniel Sturridge for the money we brought him in for, the same as Wilfried Bony went to Swansea, and he has been brilliant," he added.