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Rodgers Outlines January Transfer Plans

By on November 27, 2012

Despite the transfer window being closed, there is always transfer gossip doing the rounds in the papers and we’ll keep you up-to-date with the latest news during the coming months. Today, Brendan Rodgers outlines his January transfer plans.

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Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has outlined his January transfer plans claiming he will have money to spend and will also be targeting ‘one or two’ loan deals, according to talkSPORT.

Rodgers feels the Liverpool squad is paper-thin and requires strengthening throughout and he will have funds available to spend when the window re-opens but has refused to be drawn on specific targets.

A news striker remains a priority for the former Swansea boss and Aston Villa hitman Darren Bent is the latest name to be linked with a loan move to Anfield in this mornings papers. Rodgers refused to deny interest in Bent but confirmed he’ll be looking to add ‘one or two’ loan signings in January.

He told talkSPORT:

“The squad has been ultra-thin right the way through. There will be some money available.

“There have been a million names linked to the club and the brutal honesty of it is that ninety nine per cent of those we haven’t been thinking about.

“But there will be a bit of money to spend and hopefully we can get one or two loans in, if that’s possible, to reinforce the group.”

After a difficult start to life on Merseyside, Rodgers’ side are starting to find some form of late and are on an eight-match unbeaten run in the league. The Northern Irishman admits it was difficult at the start to try and implement his new ideas but feels the team is finally heading in the right direction.

“I think we are on the up and improving all the time,” Rodgers continued.

“It was obviously very difficult at the beginning with tough games and trying to implement new ideas. It’s difficult when you are playing against some of the big sides and established sides.

“I think we have been continually improving and getting better and the application of the players has been outstanding. They have been superb in terms of wanting to learn, wanting to improve and wanting to work.

“We are just becoming better and better all the time.”

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Who would Liverpool fans like to see brought in this January? What areas need strengthened? Get involved in the comments section below.

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7 Comments

  1. Charleston

    November 27, 2012 at 11:37 am

    So we are “just getting better and better…” are we? Well buying Bent will soon put a glaring stop to that! Utter 2nd class mediocrity is this guy.

  2. ken

    November 27, 2012 at 11:38 am

    about time the backed him,its starting to look like the only give him the job because they can keep him on buttons for new players before players start walking they need to back the club and buy a couple of top players not the crap that i had read about

  3. Lars

    November 27, 2012 at 11:48 am

    1% of a million is 10 000 players. Looks like an interesting January transfer window.

  4. karlito

    November 27, 2012 at 12:12 pm

    Liverpool have shown improvements thus far,we are definitely in need of squad strengthening in January,a striker is a must& our attacking options need depth so c’mon FSG back Rodgers

  5. Joseph amponsah

    November 27, 2012 at 12:44 pm

    We need an attacking midfielder who is creative and also going to push balls forward to prevent suarez from falling deep in midfields and if that happens we will get over 20 goals from suarez, the game against wigan is a prove.

  6. adedokun adesola

    November 27, 2012 at 2:18 pm

    we need to ensure smooth planning in january.because,this time around we dnt need an average player like fabio borini and allen.what need is world class player that can make things turn around well.firstly,we need an attacking mildfielder,secondly,two sharp winger who can assist and can also convert chance to goal.thirdly,a goalgetter.once we execute wisely we are going to achieve our aims by winning trophies and reach the top four.up lfc

  7. Steve

    November 27, 2012 at 3:23 pm

    I’m not the biggest Bent fan but as a short term fix so we don’t get shafted in the January window(ala Andy Carroll) Bent with 148 goals in 304 league appearances wouldn’t be the worst…. It’s the sort of stats people want its just not the name perhaps??? Close to a 1 in 2 career strike rate which is said to be the threshold for a top striker, I believe we paid 15-20 million too much for Carroll because we were seen as desperate to buy in January, if a short loan in January saves us 15 million this year that’s one more quality player we could add in the summer when the prices are just ridiculous and not f@&£ing ridiculous!!!!

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