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Liverpool may not be able to afford top players : Brendan Rodgers

Akshy Sridhar
1.11K   //    18 Dec 2012, 13:51 IST

Brendan Rogers feels Liverpool might not be able to afford big names

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has confirmed that the club will strengthen the squad in January, although he doubts the affordability of top players in the transfer window.

Rodgers believes that they need reinforcements to strengthen their attack as he has relied heavily on Luis Suarez owing to the absence of any other forward.

Liverpool have been linked with a £10m move for Barcelona striker David Villa but Rodgers is not concerned with the “pie in the sky” speculation.

He said: “There is no doubt we will get reinforcements in and there is no doubt that we will get the backing, but it will come down to two things – the availability and affordability of players.

David Villa has been linked with the Reds for a move of around £10m

“But there is no doubt that we want to bring in goals and we want to bring in players who can assist in scoring goals. If we can do that then that will set us up and then we can really reinforce again when the market opens up in the summer.”

Liverpool have had their worse start in a century and still the former Swansea manager believes that they could get into the top three, despite their current standing at 12th position in the table.

Brendan Rodgers has always believed that his first season as the manager for the Reds is for rebuilding the team and he doesn’t want to get into trouble spending big on his budget.

He said:


“There is a bigger picture for sure and it goes back to affordability.We will spend money in January to try and bring fresh faces into the group. The reality is: all the names bandied about, are they going to be available? Certainly we will bring in what we can and then we will revisit it again.

“All our problems were never going to be solved in this window because the January window is the least productive and the least movement goes on there.

“But we will look to solve some of our problems then and then we will look to revisit it in the summer knowing that in the summer we will be in a much better place than we were the previous summer.”

 Source : The Guardian

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Akshy Sridhar
An ardent Indian cricket fan who knows some football and tennis. Considers Rahul Dravid as his idol; loves Roger Federer and Manchester United!
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