Liverpool transfers: Brendan Rodgers eyes ‘brilliant’ January signings

Liverpool transfers: Brendan Rodgers eyes more success in January market after his bargain signings at the start of 2013

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
Daniel Sturridge
Daniel Sturridge joined Liverpool from Chelsea in January Photo: Nike

Brendan Rodgers says he will only spend in January if he can earmark potential signings who can replicate the impact of Philippe Coutinho and Daniel Sturridge at Liverpool.

The Reds boss snapped up Sturridge in a £12m deal from Chelsea at the start of the year, before spending £8.5m to lure Inter Milan midfielder Coutinho to Anfield.

It has to be one that can come in and help us. We saw last January with the two boys who came in and helped the team straight away

Brendan Rodgers on potential signings

It proved to be some inspired mid-season business as the pair helped the Reds string a run of results together and climb the Premier League table, finishing in seventh place in May.

“We are always trying to build for the future with a sense of the present, which is to strengthen where we can,” Rodgers said.

“You can only do that if you can bring in players who will enhance the team or you just stockpile players.

“We will always look to improve the team in the windows. I have regular communication with the owners so it’s not a case of sitting down.

“It is always evolving. What we can’t afford to do is to spend for the sake of it. If the money is there and the right player is available, I have no doubts the owners would spend that money.

“It has to be one that can come in and help us. We saw last January with the two boys who came in and helped the team straight away, there was no hesitation with that.

“It was something that they did. If that can be the case in January again, that would be brilliant for us. We want to keep improving. I am privileged to be here and I know the conditions that I have to work in.

“We are trying to grow something here and develop it. We are not going to be in a position to improve it all ways straight away.

“The only frustration comes after performances and results like against Hull. That is the challenge of us trying to grow this thing here and develop it all the time.”

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