Rodgers wants hungry players

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has warned potential transfer targets he will not be held to ransom over wages and fees.

Last Updated: 22/12/12 at 11:27 Post Comment

Brendan Rodgers: Will not be held to ransom by transfer targets

Brendan Rodgers: Will not be held to ransom by transfer targets

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Rodgers is keen to bolster his squad in the January transfer window and is widely reported to have lined up moves for Chelsea's Daniel Sturridge and Blackpool's Tom Ince.

However, it has been suggested both deals have hit snags over their price tags and agents' fees.

Rodgers insists he is only looking to bring in players who are hungry for success at Anfield rather than financial reward.

"You have to get hungry players in who want to work and want to fight to be successful - that is the biggest thing for me," he said.

"They will get a good contract coming here but if they want to argue over money, and other things that go around it, I don't want them here. In my experience those players will eventually let you down anyway.

"So, for us, it is about getting players in who are hungry to succeed and to pull on the shirt.

"That's the simple message for any player coming here - you can't take the money and run. You have to earn the right to play for this club and to help us succeed."

Don't miss any live and exclusive football coverage this festive season. Click here to visit Sky Sports' Festive Calendar

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

t's wrong to be making a joke out of Bender's name at the expense of gay people. It's the kind of childish, uncivilised thing that Football365 would deride and ridicule if it was another media outlet saying. Why is there a need for jokes like this? Does it make your writers feel like men? F365 might suggest that I 'lighten up', but it is genuinely traumatic for people who have been oppressed all their lives to be the butt of jokes, and to be told...

anamsport
The Beeriod Gossip

Y

ou can't blame De Gea for wanting to leave, he has enough to do in front of goal as it is as well as taking on the role of Man Utd's version of Derek Acorah in trying to contact and organise a defence that isn't there.

rodger's gusset
Van Gaal downbeat on De Gea

I

f you want to take six points off Arsenal, then that's a great strike force. Can't imagine either of them showing much for the rest of the season though...

foot in mouth
Adebayor & Berbatov: You Have To Admire The Balls

Footer 365

Arsenal 1 Chelsea 0: Gunners win Community Shield

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain scored as Arsenal won the Community Shield with a 1-0 victory over Chelsea, with Arsene Wenger finally beating Jose Mourinho.

Angel Di Maria poised for medical ahead of move to PSG

Manchester United's Angel Di Maria is expected to undergo a medical in the next 24 hours ahead of a move to PSG.

Mourinho plans to manage into his 70s

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho believes he is a better manager than he was 10 years ago - and he wants to continue until he's in his 70s.

Mail Box

Neville Has It Wrong On Chelsea...

One Mailboxer says that the Neviller has it slightly wrong on Chelsea. Plus thoughts on sexy Saints, pre-season reviews, Connor Wickham and televised analysis...

De Gea Disrespectful? Remember RVP...

We got dozens of mails from people pointing and laughing at Brian D for suggesting David de Gea has acted disrespectfully; we printed some. And there's more...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company