Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has outlined his ambitions for the January transfer window, during which, he claims, he will make additions to bolster his squad.
Liverpool seem to have put their sluggish start to the Premier League season behind them – their 3-0 victory over Wigan at Anfield last weekend marked an improved run of form – they’ve now lost just one of their last 8 games in the league.
However, they’re placed in 11th position in the table – largely a result of the draws they seem to be accumulating. They’ve so far drawn half of their 12 games played and have tallied 15 points from a possible 36.
They currently rely far too heavily on their only recognized striker Luis Suarez who, luckily for them, has been in magnificent form this term, netting 13 goals in all competitions and tipped to rival Manchester United’s Robin van Persie for the Golden Boot.
But Rodgers thin squad is a consequence of his failure to adequately replace Andy Carroll, Dirk Kuyt, and Craig Bellamy – he has, however, blooded a number of youngsters who have impressed and injected a new lease of life and energy into the team. The likes of Raheem Sterling and Suso have been a revelation at Anfield this season.
Rodgers now plans to make a number of additions in January in order to realize his team’s ambitions of a top-four finish.
"We're looking to do business in the striking department in January," he stated, before hinting at player sales to raise cash.
“The reality is that there was always going to be a bit of movement this season with the club trying to regain some of their money. This season was always going to be difficult.”
“We'll look to do something in the January transfer window, though. There's not going to be wholesale changes in terms of players coming in, that's the reality of where the club is at.”
The Reds have been heavily linked with moves for Dutch ace Klaas-Jan Huntelaar, Chelsea's Daniel Sturridge, and Arsenal contract rebel Theo Walcott but the boss wouldn’t be drawn on specific individuals.
“We're looking to grow over the next six months, we'll get some reinforcements in January and that will support the group who have been magnificent for me so far.”
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