Brendan Rodgers closes in on first signing

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has admitted that he is closing in on his first signing for the club.

The Northern Irishman took over from Kenny Dalglish at the end of last season, and despite a busy transfer window being expected at Anfield, no new players have joined the club as yet.

However, the new coach has stated that a number of new faces are close to agreeing moves to the Merseyside club.

“There certainly won’t be as many as has been labelled out,” he told Sky Sports.

“I think the reality is that for players to be associated with Liverpool is great, but the reality is that we have only made three or four enquiries about players.

“Hopefully we can close out one deal this week, maybe two. Hopefully we can do one and then look to add to it over the course of pre-season.

“I will never speak about targets or possible players, it’s not something I like to do.

“All I will say is that there has been a whole raft of players linked with coming to Liverpool and there is very few of them that are actual targets for us,” he admitted.

Meanwhile, Rodgers has also stated that despite transfer rumours, he has not heard from AC Milan over a possible move for Andy Carroll.

“I haven’t heard anything from them at all.

“He’s a good player, Andy. He will always be linked whether he was here or not.

“I have spoken to Andy on his holidays and he knows exactly where he stands. He’s a very good young player and he will be linked with clubs like that because he’s such a good player,” the trainer concluded.

By Gareth McKnight