Brendan Rodgers
Brendan Rodgers

Brendan Rodgers has claimed he is still looking for new additions to his team despite having faith that Liverpool will cope with Luis Suarez's departure.

The Reds have already completed the signing of midfielder Emre Can, versatile winger Lazar Markovic and Southampton duo Rickie Lambert and Adam Lallana.

However, since Suarez moved to Barcelona, for a reported £70m fee, there have been some doubts whether the team will keep their efficiency up-front – Suarez scored 31 goals last season and Liverpool were the second top scoring side in the Premier League, just behind Champions Manchester City.

"In the times Daniel [Sturridge] has played up there without Luis he has shown his qualities. But the onus is not really on one player, the strength of us has been the team", Rodgers said, in a statement on the Liverpool official website.

"When I came in, people talked about how Luis didn't score regularly, how he didn't get enough opportunities or take them. In the last two years we've proved with the number of chances we create you can get goals.

"But it is not just about him. We scored 101 goals last season and he got 31 of them. We have goals all across the team and will bring in players we think can assist with making them."

Rodgers admitted, last season, that the Liverpool squad were falling short so with Champions League football ahead he is now looking to add quality and quantity to the team during the summer transfer window.

"We felt last year we just never had the depth and we are in the Champions League this year, so we have to ensure we have as strong a squad as possible," he said.

"We are getting the right type of player in. But we certainly won't spend just for the sake of spending. It has to be the sort of player who is going to improve us."