Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers was reluctant to discuss his transfer plans after defeat at Stoke City.

Rodgers is expected to buy in January.

Asked about the importance of bolstering his squad during the upcoming transfer window, the manager insisted: "I'm not thinking about that now. I'm thinking about the game tonight and reflecting on that and how we can be better because it was very disappointing.

"Credit to Stoke - what they do, they do very well. They kept working and deserved the three points. January will come and there will be one or two bits of business. But my main thought is about the next game and improving our performance level."