Brendan Rodgers discusses Liverpool’s summer transfer strategy

Brendan Rodgers says Liverpool must make a decision about their transfer strategy after their draw with Sunderland

Brendan Rodgers has warned Liverpool that the club must decide on a definite transfer strategy this summer.

The Reds have struggled to find consistent form under new manager Jurgen Klopp following the German’s appointment as Rodgers’ successor at Anfield back in October.

Liverpool squandered a two-goal lead as they were pegged back by Sunderland at Anfield on Saturday in the Premier League.

That result left the Merseyside outfit ninth in the Premier League table and 11 points adrift of the top four.

And former Reds boss Rodgers believes that Liverpool will need to make a decision about their transfer strategy moving forwards ahead of the summer window.

Rodgers told beIN Sports: “The club needs to look at it and decide whether they want a business model or a winning model.

“A winning model would mean trying to get the best possible players that you can, at whatever age they are, it doesn’t matter.

“Some clubs will go into work and have that in mind. Others will think it is about buying a player, developing and improving them and then selling them on for a much greater fee, as opposed to getting the best possible player, irrelevant of his age, in order to win.

“This is the way it is going, some clubs operate with the model of football being a business and they will want to do the best they possibly can, but it will always be about getting a young player in, improving them and having a sale and value that is greater when they got them.

“Other clubs will be in the market to just buy the top talents, irrespective of what age they are, in order to look to win. I think the best clubs must get the balance between both [models].”

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Liverpool, who will face Manchester City in the League Cup final later this month, now turn their attentions to their FA Cup fourth-round replay against West Ham United on Tuesday night. The two sides played out a goalless draw at Anfield last month.

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