By Mark Finlay

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is confident in adding a few more signings before the start of the season.

So far this summer the Reds have signed of Simon Mignolet, Kolo Toure, Luis Alberto, and Iago Aspas with the Northern Irishman excited about the ones to come.

Rodgers has said that is the Reds are to challenge for a top four finish they need to bring in some more quality player.

“Nothing is close but plenty of work is going on,” Rodgers told the Liverpool Echo.

“How near or far we are, I will find out in Melbourne. There is daily dialogue going on but I am confident that we will get the one or two players who will really excite and complete the jigsaw.

“It was great to make the four signings so early on but we have still got some more work to do to strengthen the team.”

Rodgers openly says that he was hugely disappointed to have missed out on the man that was supposed to be the clubs marquee signing when Henrikh Mkhitaryan snubbed Liverpool for Borussia Dortmund in another indication of how important Champions League football has become.

“If you are not in the Champions League, that naturally makes it tougher,” Rodgers added.

“We all have the same objective. We all want to be there. If you are a manager or player, you want to be at that level.

“That is always the case when you are going for good players. But I’m sure good players still want to come to this club.

“There has been lots of players linked but the fact is we really only had one (top target) and unfortunately we didn’t get the chance to speak to that player before he moved from Shakhtar.

“We had spoken to Shakhtar, we had got permission to speak to him but unfortunately I didn’t get the chance to sit down in front of him. It was already in place with Dortmund so that was disappointing.

“I always feel that if I can get in front of the player, I can sell the club and what our project is here.

“Hopefully that is exciting for the players. So (missing out on Mkhitaryan) is the only disappointment. I believe there will be others.”