Yankee Stadium

Next Game

Liverpool v Man City

Thursday, 31 July 2014, 00:00

Friendly Match

Last Game

Olympiakos 0 - 1 Liverpool

Sunday, 27 July 2014, 23:00

Friendly Match

Rodgers expects quiet window

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers says supporters should not expect a major influx of new faces during the January transfer window.

Last Updated: 27/12/12 at 14:35 Post Comment

Brendan Rodgers says Liverpool won't be overly busy in January

Brendan Rodgers says Liverpool won't be overly busy in January

The Reds are reportedly close to agreeing a deal for Chelsea forward Daniel Sturridge and are also believed to be pursuing Blackpool's Tom Ince but Rodgers says the budget will not allow him to drastically overhaul the squad.

Liverpool were unable to land Clint Dempsey on deadline day in August, meaning Luis Suarez has been the only senior striker available for the last four months.

And a 3-1 loss at Stoke on Boxing Day left Rodgers' men with 25 points from 19 games, the same record they had during the short-lived reign of the much-criticised Roy Hodgson.

However, Rodgers said: "We won't be overly busy in January but some reinforcements will be nice, just the addition of some firepower to help us at the top end of the field.

"There won't be a great deal of business done, we are probably just trying to get some of the business done which we hoped to do in the summer.

"The budget was going to be tight this year, for a number of reasons, but we will be doing something because it is the need of the group.

"From next season the purse strings should loosen a bit more but, in terms of this season, it was always on the understanding it was going to be tight in terms of finance."

Rodgers also pointed out that January is not always the best time to hunt for bargains in the market.

"We had hoped to do some business at the back end of August and we weren't able to do that," he said.

"The addition of a few faces in January can freshen up the group and allow us to kick on but it is all very well having absolute millions to spend if there is not the availability of players.

"It is not always about the finance and the affordability of the player, it is about the availability and, if it's not the right availability, I won't spend money just for the sake of it.

"Every manager would want to get them in as early as you possibly can and we have to give ourselves every chance.

"If we can get them in at the beginning, great, but, if there is something which pops up at the end of the window, we can look at it."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

A

rturo Vidal, James Rodriguez, Angel Di Maria...........who cares we have Mark Oxley.......Ah tis good to be Hibs fan :)

frakessmee
Hull keeper agrees Hibs loan

I

t's just a ride. Bill Hicks is sorely missed, what a prophet and still relevant twenty years after his death. I'm glad though he didn't get to see George Bush Jnr as President.

thesza888
Wilshere: Is He Smoking Enough?

W

hile not comparing the ability of Wilshire to Dr Socrates of Brazil, didn't he do about forty a day?

nedsmar
Wilshere sorry for smoking

Footer 365

Manchester United: Louis van Gaal admits he will not buy players just for the sake of it

New Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal insists he will not buy players just for the sake of it.

Transfer news: West Ham are set to sign Arsenal defender Carl Jenkinson on loan

Sky Sports understands West Ham are poised to win the race to sign Arsenal defender Carl Jenkinson on loan.

Transfer news: Juventus determined to keep hold of Manchester United target Arturo Vidal

Juventus managing director Giuseppe Marotta has reiterated the club's desire to keep hold of Arturo Vidal.

Mail Box

No Wonder Wenger Doesn't Buy British

That's if reports that Calum Chambers cost Arsenal £16m are to be believed. The English premium shows no signs of disappearing. Plus, worrying about poor Southampton...

Reasons To Believe That Van Gaal Will Be The Best

Some supporters sound oh so confident on Louis Van Gaal's excellence. Plus thoughts on shirt sales, best signings, football sevens and a good deal more besides...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property