Rodgers: Spending will not necessarily solve Liverpool’s problems

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers does not see the forthcoming transfer window as the answer to all the Reds problems.

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers does not see the forthcoming transfer window as the answer to all the Reds problems.

Rodgers admits next season "the purse strings will be loosened" on the back of the influx of money from a new television deal but for now he is trying to make the best of his situation.

"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," he said.

"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."

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

"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."

 

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