Liverpool’s Brendan Rodgers eyes ‘quality’ loan signings from abroad
Brendan Rodgers admits Liverpool may look to make a number of loan signings as he attempts to strengthen his squad
Brendan Rodgers admits he is looking to add a couple of “quality” loan signings to his Liverpool squad this summer.
The 39-year-old signed Fabio Borini in a £10m deal from Roma last month, while the Reds sold Alberto Aquilani to Serie A outfit Fiorentina on Friday.
And Rodgers, who replaced Kenny Dalglish as Liverpool manager in May, is keen to make any further additions as soon as possible ahead of their first Premier League game against West Bromwich Albion on 18 August.
“There is nothing imminent just yet, not that I am aware of, but hopefully things will progress over the next couple of days,” Rodgers told the club’s website.
“I want players in sooner rather than later, it is important to get the group together as quickly as possible, but if not we will just have to be patient.
“I’d be happy as long as we have some in before the end of August.
“I have also looked at one or two loan deals from abroad. There are some quality players in that market that I have enquired about and spoken to the European managers on.
“The make-up of the group will change before the season starts and that will change the dynamic of the team also.”
Rodgers’ decision to omit Daniel Agger from his squad for the Europa League victory over Gomel on Thursday prompted speculation the centre-half could be set to leave Anfield and join Manchester City.
However, the Reds manager insists left Agger behind in England to help the defender improve his fitness ahead of the new season.
“We have a behind closed doors game for him this weekend to help his match fitness,” he added.
“Daniel is fit, but we have to make sure his physical condition is up to speed. He wasn’t going to play and as that was the case, I wanted him to use that time to work on his physical condition.”