Liverpool transfers: Reds can still attract the best players, says Rodgers
Liverpool transfers: Manager Brendan Rodgers feels Reds will still be able to attract the top players to Anfield
Brendan Rodgers is convinced Liverpool’s stature as one of the “world’s leading clubs” means they can still attract top players to Anfield.
The Northern Irishman has insisted that there will not be wholesale changes at the club in January, with the Reds boss eyeing “one or two” loan deals if possible.
Rodgers is likely to be keen to recruit a striker following the Reds’ failure to bring in a replacement for Andy Carroll, who joined West Ham on a season-long loan on transfer deadline day.
Liverpool were in the running to sign Clint Dempsey from Fulham back in August but a deal failed to materialise and the American sealed a switch across London to Tottenham.
But the Reds manager, whose side are currently 12th in the Premier League table, believes Liverpool’s reputation as one of the world’s top teams means they will still be able to lure big-name stars to Anfield – even if the club have been failing to live up to their illustrious past in recent seasons.
“I’ve said it many times before, I think this is a club which will always inspire top players to want to come to this football club and the desires of it going forward,” Rodgers was quoted as saying by Click Liverpool.
“In terms of what we’re trying to achieve, I believe that some talented players can still come to this level and want to perform at a club like this.
“This is one of the leading clubs in the world and every football player [wants] to play in the wonderful arenas like Anfield week in, week out and play for a magnificent club.
“So even though we are where we’re at, we don’t intend to be there for very long.
“We want to keep growing and, running alongside that, we want to get the good players into here – and that’s something that I’ll work tirelessly at doing.”