Stan Collymore defends Liverpool signings under Brendan Rodgers

Stan Collymore believes Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers was right to sign squad players last summer

Stan Collymore believes Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers was right to sign squad players last summer.

The 42-year-old Northern Irishman is facing fresh speculation surrounding his Liverpool job after the Reds suffered a 1-0 loss to Hull City at KC Stadium on Tuesday night.

One of the major criticisms of Rodgers is his failure to spend the £75m raised from Luis Suarez’s sale to Barcelona on a marquee signing last summer.

However, former Liverpool striker Collymore can see the logic behind the manager’s acquisitions, adding that the Reds are in a different phase of transition to Arsenal and Manchester United.

Collymore wrote on Twitter: “There a 6 teams fighting for 4 places. Suarez money rightly went to squad rather than names. #MUFC #MUFC #CFC #AFC added to already big SQ’s”

Mario Balotelli, who joined in a £16m deal from AC Milan, and £25m Croatia defender Dejan Lovren are two of the Premier League’s biggest flops this season.

Former Southampton captain Adam Lallana, Europa League winner Alberto Moreno and Serbia international Lazar Markovic have shown varying degrees of promise.

Emre Can has been the pick of the summer signings after the German swapped Bayer Leverkusen for Liverpool.

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