Brendan Rodgers has reiterated he is hopeful of adding to the six players Liverpool have acquired so far this summer before the close of the transfer window.

The Reds have landed Rickie Lambert, Emre Can, Adam Lallana, Lazar Markovic, Divock Origi and Dejan Lovren, and the manager has confirmed there may be further arrivals.

Speaking at a pre-Manchester United press conference at Miami's Sun Life Stadium, Rodgers was asked for a transfer target update by journalists.

He replied: "Nothing as of yet on any linked player. We've still got a few bits and pieces we'd like to do to solidify the group, but no names or definite signings as of yet."

Of Liverpool's six pieces of incoming business, three have arrived from Southampton in the form of Lambert, Lallana and, most recently, Lovren.

Rodgers feels the familiarity between the trio will help them each settle at their new club quickly and is confident they'll have little problem showing just why he was so eager to bring them to Anfield.

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"I think the advantage of taking them is that they understand how we work," explained Rodgers. "All the players we have brought in were done so because of their profile.

"Southampton played in a really offensive, aggressive way and the players that have come in will adapt that little bit quicker to that.

"There are obviously pressures. If you're playing for Liverpool, there's a different adaptation altogether, but in terms of the football style, that will make it easier.

"I think if you have three players coming in from the same club, of course it always helps on that first day walking into the changing room. Ultimately they'll gain respect because they're good players, and that's why they're at Liverpool. Hopefully they can show that over their career here."

Meanwhile, Rodgers responded to rumours linking Liverpool with a move for Mario Balotelli.

The manager had been specifically asked for his thoughts on the AC Milan striker by reporters in a pre-match press conference ahead of the game with the Italian giants in Charlotte earlier this week.

Rodgers said: "I think it was in the last press conference, I was asked a question on Mario Balotelli and I spoke about what a talent he is and what an excellent player he is. I think the next day, it was written as though we were signing him, which doesn't surprise me.

"I can categorically tell you, Mario Balotelli won't be at Liverpool.

"He's a wonderful player - an AC Milan player. He's at a great club. I just gave my perception on him as a player, so I don't think it should be transmitted into us signing the player."