Liverpool boss Rodgers: Too soon to think about permanent deal for Sahin
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers insists it is too early to talk about signing on-loan midfielder Nuri Sahin on a permanent deal
Brendan Rodgers has insisted Liverpool must wait until the end of Nuri Sahin’s season-long loan switch before contemplating a permanent deal for the Real Madrid midfielder.
The 24-year-old has impressed since moving from Los Blancos, scoring twice in Liverpool’s 2-1 victory over West Bromwich Albion in the Capital One Cup last week.
The Turkey midfielder followed up his performance at the Hawthorns with another impressive display as he netted in the Reds’ 5-2 win against Norwich City on Saturday.
“I don’t look beyond the loan period because there are lots of things which will determine whether he ever came here [permanently],” Rodgers said.
“One has to be availability. Jose [Mourinho] may decide after one year playing he is really the type of player he wants around his squad.
“Two: He might not be affordable. Affordability is important as well.
“We’d all love Lionel Messi but whether you can afford him or he’s available is another thing.”
He added: “All I can concentrate on is Sahin coming in here and helping him become the best player he can possibly be.
“If he finds he enjoys it here and he fits into the way we work, which I am sure he would do because he is a good guy and understands the game tactically and is prepared to fight for the club, then that is something come the end of the season we will talk about.
“But at this stage it is way too early. He is just starting to get up to speed fitness-wise but what he is is a real good guy and you have seen his performances.”