Brendan Rodgers has indicated Liverpool will seek players who can make an instant impact at Anfield when they come to do business in the January transfer window.

The manager is eager to recruit new additions to the squad who can replicate the immediate effect Daniel Sturridge and Philippe Coutinho had after they joined the Reds at the start of 2013.

"We need to bring in players for the team," Rodgers said. "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 believes adding to the ranks is more difficult mid-season, but he's confident Liverpool can replicate their success of last January's transfer window.

He added "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.

"There are players out there but you've got to dig deeper to get them in and sometimes they might not be household names but they could have the quality.

"When Daniel came in there were big question marks and he's answered those questions. Probably a lot of people had never heard of Coutinho but you can see he's a top young player.

"That's the challenge for us. We just need to find players that can make the difference for us."