Liverpool transfers: Rodgers looking to strengthen squad in January

Liverpool transfers: Brendan Rodgers says he hopes to strengthen his squad in the January transfer window

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Brendan Rodgers' Liverpool are currently in 12th place Photo: Back Page Images

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Brendan Rodgers has revealed he hopes to strengthen his Liverpool squad in January after watching his side suffer a disappointing 3-1 loss to Aston Villa on Saturday.

Christian Benteke scored either side of half-time and Andreas Weimann netted his third Premier League goal of the season as Paul Lambert’s side caused an upset on Merseyside.

A wave of optimism had swept across Anfield since recording successive league victories with a victory at Upton Park last weekend – but Rodgers warned the club’s fans there is still a lot of work to do.

“That was probably as disappointing as we’ve been here but I couldn’t put my finger on it,” said Rodgers.

“It is a strange thing football. We were talked up all week about us being top-four material but we know within the group we still have a long way to go.

“There is going to be steady progress and there are going to be steps forward, like in the last few weeks, and a step backward like yesterday.

“We looked at the first six months to assess: we know we need some support and hopefully we can get that in. We understand the process as well but the most important thing is to learn from it [the defeat].

“The thing we’ve learned from yesterday is that you can’t ever be complacent. You have to be at full tilt every week. If we do that we have a great chance of getting the points but if we don’t you can get punished.

“The challenge for us now is to have a good week’s training and come back next Saturday and hopefully get three points and get on the upward curve again.”

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