Brendan Rodgers
Rodgers says new signings might have to wait.

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers says no new signings are imminent at the club despite repeating his intention to make further additions in the summer transfer window.

The Reds have made four additions in an off-season which has dominated by the future of Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez.

And on the eve of the start of the new Premier League season Rodgers continues to harbour hopes of making new signings at Liverpool but admits nothing is imminent.

"In every way the group is stronger and we still hope to add one or two more before the window closes," Rodgers told reporters on Thursday.

"There are a number of players we've been linked with but nothing imminent.

"We've got players to come back, we'll add players before the window closes, so the momentum over pre-season has been good.

"Everyone has adapted now to our way of working, and there's a lot more stability around the club."

Liverpool have signed Luis Alberto, Iago Aspas, Simon Mignolet and Kolo Toure ahead of the new season.

But the controversy surrounding the future of Suarez has dominated the agenda at Anfield this summer with uncertainty still surrounding whether he will stay at Liverpool.

Suarez is unavailable for the opening weekend fixture against Stoke City due to being suspended, forcing him out of action until September, and Rodgers is keen to draw a line under the episode.

"It's very simple. There has been so much written about Luis and said over the last few months," he said.

"From our perspective, there has been a standpoint within the club and myself, and that hasn't changed.

"What I want to concentrate on is the players that are available for this weekend, so I won't be speaking any more about Luis Suarez until he's available.

"The players have been working ever so hard, focus and concentration over the last few months, in order for this game. Out of respect for them, I want to only speak about them. I don't want to answer any more on Luis Suarez.

"There's nothing to be said that hasn't already been said. It's great for you guys but I'm sure people are fed up listening and reading about it.

"My only concentration is the players that are available. I have to say, from the first day that we came back they have had a really hard pre-season and worked tirelessly.

"Purely just out of respect to them and the work that has been going on, I only want to talk about them."