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Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers revealed on Thursday that he hopes to seal two more signings in the next 48 hours. File picture.

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers revealed on Thursday that he hopes to seal two more signings in the next 48 hours.

Rodgers completed a deal for Swansea midfielder Joe Allen last week after recently signing Roma striker Fabio Borini but he believes more new recruits are required after Liverpool's miserable Premier League campaign last season.

The Northern Irishman has been linked with loan deals for Barcelona winger Cristian Tello, 21, and Real Madrid midfielder Nuri Sahin, 23, and he confirmed he expects news on two deals very soon.

“I am hopeful we can bring in one or two more to help the group here,” Rodgers said on Thursday.

“I'll find out later. We hope in the next couple of days we'll have one or two coming in. Hopefully in the next 48 hours we will find out.”

Rodgers is well aware Liverpool's squad needs major reconstruction after they finished eighth under Kenny Dalglish – the club's worst final position for 18 years.

However, the former Swansea boss has been told he has to work to a limited budget because Liverpool's US owners are unwilling to splash out huge sums to solve the problem.

He has already had to sell Dirk Kuyt, Alberto Aquilani and Maxi Rodriguez to raise funds for the Borini and Allen deals.

“There has been a lot of great work going on behind the scenes enquiring about players but the reality is we didn't have the money this year,” Rodgers said.

“We had a certain budget we had to work within and even to get those one or two players we had to move one or two out.

“That is something which doesn't worry or frustrate me, it is the real world we are in here.

“It just means we have to be effective with the players we have. Everyone wants the money but you can't always have the money.” – AFP

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