Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has told fans to not expect the club to go on an ambitious spending spree when the January transfer window opens, and to not expect all the club’s problems to be instantly fixed with a couple of signings.
The former Swansea City manager has previously stated that the club will be making moves next month, as the seek to add some cover to their wafer-thin forward line. Luis Suarez has admirably led the charge, but with Fabio Borini still absent through a foot injury and Andy Carroll on a season long loan at West Ham United, Rodgers will have no choice but to delve into the transfer market.
The club have been closely linked with Daniel Sturridge of Chelsea and Blackpool’s Tom Ince, while a move for Arsenal’s Theo Walcott remains a possibility while his contract stalemate with Arsenal continues. After being linked with such names, there has been a sense of anticipation that January may see a grand change in fortunes for Liverpool, but Rodgers has warned fans not to expect instant success.
“There is no doubt we will get reinforcements in and there is no doubt that we will get the backing but it will come down to two things; the availability and affordability of players,” Rodgers said, The Daily Telegraph report.
“I see lots of names bandied about and, with all due respect, names that are pie in the sky because there won’t be too many top players moving about in January because clubs want top money.”
"But there is no doubt that we want to bring in goals and we want to bring in players who can assist in scoring goals. If we can do that then that will set us up and then we can really reinforce again when the market opens up in the summer again.”