Liverpool transfers: We’ll have funds to spend in January, says Rodgers

Liverpool transfers: Manager Brendan Rodgers reveals he will have funds to spend in the January transfer window

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Brendan Rodgers replaced Kenny Dalglish as Liverpool manager in May Photo: Back Page Images

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Brendan Rodgers has revealed Liverpool will have funds to bring in new signings to strengthen their squad during the January transfer window.

Since taking charge, the 39-year-old has been forced to rely on some of the Reds’ promising youngsters, including Raheem Sterling, Suso and Andre Wisdom, with a number of senior players struggling for fitness and form.

Rodgers, who succeeded Kenny Dalglish as Liverpool manager in May, signed Joe Allen, Fabio Borini, Oussama Assaidi and Samed Yesil in the summer, with Nuri Sahin arriving on a season-long loan from Real Madrid.

“We’ll have funds,” said Rodgers. “I’m in talks with the owners at the moment along with our recruitment team. We know we need to reinforce the group, so that’s something that is ongoing.

“The priority is to get players into the building. Our squad is very small, very thin on the ground, and the players have performed admirably up until now.

“They have been terrific in their mentality considering the games they’ve been playing.

“At this moment in time, it really is about reinforcing the group rather than looking too much at people going the other way.”

Rodgers was critical of high-earner Joe Cole after a 3-1 loss to Swansea midweek, but the Reds boss insisted the playmaker is working hard to become a first-team regular despite the lingering doubts over the former Chelsea man’s future.

“I’ve have good communication with Joe and we speak regularly,” Rodgers added.

“He along with the other players are working hard to find their way into the team. Joe is like everyone else.”

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