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Aldridge urges Liverpool to scrap "doomed to failure" transfer policy

Liverpool legend John Aldridge says the club needs to abandon its current transfer policy.

Aldridge supports manager Brendan Rodgers remaining in charge, but says a change of direction is needed this summer.

He wrote in the Sunday World: "What happens next? For me, the first priority is not changing the manager and rather altering a transfer policy that is doomed to failure in my eyes.

"Rodgers has signed up to work in a structure that sees the club target young, promising players and try to turn them into stars. A nice idea in principle, but we need to abandon that plan for the time being - because Liverpool need to sign some strong characters this summer.

"They need real men who will toughen up a team that were brushed aside too often as they finished a massive 25 points behind Premier League champions Chelsea.

"With Gerrard gone, where are the leaders in the Liverpool side? I just don't see them. Jordan Henderson is still a young man who is growing into a role as a potential captain, but is Martin Skrtel (left) leadership material? He's too quiet for that role in my view."


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