Liverpool transfers: I’ll be backed in January, says Brendan Rodgers
Liverpool transfers: Brendan Rodgers reassures Reds fans he will be backed by the owners in the January transfer window
Brendan Rodgers has reassured Liverpool fans he will be backed by the club’s owners in the January transfer window.
The 39-year-old has been forced to rely on Luis Suárez for goals this season after an injury to his only other recognised forward Fabio Borini.
Liverpool have been linked with a whole host of names ahead of opening of the transfer window, but Rodgers warned the Reds would have to assess “the availability and affordability” of their targets.
“There is no doubt we will get reinforcements in January 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,” Rodgers said.
“I see lots of names bandied about and, with all due respect, names that are pie in the sky because there won’t be too many top players moving about in January because clubs want top money.
“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.
“There is a bigger picture to look at for sure – it goes back to availability of players.
“We will spend money in January to try and bring fresh faces into the group and give us that support at the top end.
“The reality is, are all the names bandied about going to be available? I don’t think so. Certainly we will bring in what we can to help us and then we will revisit it again.”