Liverpool transfers: Brendan Rodgers hopes to replicate January success
Liverpool transfers: Brendan Rodgers wants to replicate his success in the January market when the Reds strengthen this summer
Brendan Rodgers says he hopes to replicate his success in the January transfer window when the Liverpool manager looks to strengthen his squad this summer.
The 40-year-old snapped up Philippe Coutinho and Daniel Sturridge for a combined £20.5m at the start of 2013, with the pair proving to be a big success at Anfield.
Coutinho has scored twice and made five assists since joining from Inter Milan, while former Chelsea striker Sturridge has netted seven goals in 11 Premier League appearances.
Rodgers’s side need to beat Everton this Sunday to have any chance of a sixth-place finish, and the Northern Irishman hopes he can unearth similar gems to help improve the Reds next season.
“The club respect where we need to strengthen and where we need to improve,” Rodgers told Sky Sports.
“We have seen from the last window in January, we got our business done early and brought in two outstanding players in Sturridge and Coutinho.
“Hopefully we will have a similar impact in the summer. If we can do that, that will make me really happy with the group going forward.”
Rodgers, who replaced Kenny Dalglish last May, insisted he is pleased with Liverpool’s performances this season but reckons his squad needs more depth to cope with fatigue and injuries.
“I just think we need a bit more depth and a bit more quality,” he added.
“The players this year have done very well. I have asked everything of them and, in the main, they have done very well.
“The majority of the time, there have not been too many performances where I have been really disappointed.”