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.
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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