Rodgers rubbishes rumours

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers says there is no way potential new signing Daniel Sturridge will be able to dictate where he lines up in the formation.

Last Updated: 24/12/12 at 14:58 Post Comment

Brendan Rodgers: Expects to do some business early in January.

Brendan Rodgers: Expects to do some business early in January.

More of the games that matter

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

The Chelsea forward is expected to move to Anfield when the transfer window opens and had a medical on Merseyside on Sunday.

And it has been speculated that Sturridge may have a clause in his contract stipulating that he will always be played up front, having been consigned to the wing on occasion at Chelsea.

But Rodgers said at a Christmas Eve press conference: "You can keep writing and saying these things but no one will come into this club and demand where they play, that's for sure."

Asked if there was any more news to report on the prospective signing, Rodgers said: "Nothing will be complete until we've signed a player at the beginning of January.

"Once we've signed a player, I'll have no problem in speaking about who we've signed. But, until anything is done on paper, there is nothing to say.

"We'll always do our business privately and in the way we want to do it. As you've seen over the last number of weeks, there are always going to be things written about players, clubs and dealings.

"We're confident we can get some business done early in January, which will really help the squad. Until that happens, there is nothing really to add.

"We don't want to make many (additions) in January but the one or two we do, I think can make a difference and help us. If we can do that, I think we'll have a good second half to the season."

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

G

ood lord that's got me unnecessarily excited. Damn you Storey. Cut to Liverpool being crushed under the wheels of Sparky's Stoke Machine and Firmino brought off the bench to no effect. It's the hope that kills you.

suarez_blind
Roberto Firmino: Steel To Complement The Silk

N

o Schweini? Have to admit that I did a little sex wee when we signed him and I can't wait to see him in action!!!

spence
F365's Top Ten Players We Can't Wait To Watch

I

think he'll do quite well. My only reservation would be Kagawa, who had similar stats to Firmino in the bundesliga before he came, but time will tell.

GVMUFC
Roberto Firmino: Steel To Complement The Silk

Footer 365

United plummet below City in rankings

Manchester United have fallen four places behind Manchester City and dropped to 20th overall in UEFA's club coefficient rankings.

Gareth Bale says he's happy at Real Madrid

Wales star Gareth Bale insists he's settled with Real Madrid and wants to play in a central attacking role for them.

Sky Sports awarded La Liga for another three seasons

Sky Sports will remain the home of La Liga for another three seasons thanks to a new broadcast agreement announced today.

Mail Box

Chelsea Are Stronger Than Last Season

One Chelsea fan points out that they won the league last year and have improved, so... Plus thoughts on United worries, pre-season predictions, Valdes and Chuba...

Louis Van Gaal Only Wants Football Robots

Louis van Gaal only wants players who are human robots, apparently. It's a great Mailbox, with thoughts on Chelsea, Audi Cup, Fabregas, Lingard and Joe Gomez...

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