Rodgers looking at left backs

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has identified left-back as an area he wants to strengthen amid speculation he is set to secure a deal for Valencia's Aly Cissokho.

There are obviously certain areas of the squad where we're a bit thinner than others.

We probably need a bit more support - that extra bit of quality - at the top end of the field and that's something we'll look out for.

That'll be mixed with needing cover in the left-back position - that's something we're looking at.

It's not really about numbers, it's about quality.

If we can do that over the next number of weeks we'll be happy.

– Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers