Despite the Reds winning six of their first 10 league games, the 40-year-old is already looking ahead to the January transfer window, and has said that players will be needed to come straight into the starting XI.
"We need to bring in players for the team," Rodgers told The Guardian. "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."
"Last January we got Sturridge and probably a lot of people had never heard of Coutinho, but you can see he's a top young player," he added.
"That's the challenge for us and the reality of where we are.
"There will be players that want to come but they'll maybe want Champions League football. We can't worry about it, we just need to find players that can make the difference for us."
Liverpool take on Fulham in the Premier League in a 3pm kickoff today.