The club completed the early signing of Daniel Sturridge for £12 million earlier in the month, and added the surprising, yet exciting capture of Brazilian starlet Coutinho, for £8.5 million yesterday.
Now Rodgers has gone on record to state he expects the Reds chequebook to be closed until the transfer window reopens in the summer.
“I can’t see any more coming in,” he said. “We got Sturridge in early on and obviously young Coutinho will be a terrific signing for us.
“He’ll add that excitement and offensive threat at the top end of the field. But it’s unlikely we’ll get any more.”
However, another transfer target said to be a priority for the Reds this January, was former youth team player Tom Ince, who is currently at Blackpool. With the Championship side initially playing hardball over the winger’s transfer fee (in which the Reds themselves would be entitled to 35% of), it now looks as though Liverpool will wait until the summer before attempting to renegotiate any deal.
“I think it will be difficult now. We could still do the deal but it looks like one that is a bit too complicated at this stage,” stated Rodgers, speaking on the Ince saga.
“It’s about affordability as well. If Tom stays at Blackpool it doesn’t mean he won’t join Liverpool at a later stage.”
Ince left Liverpool in August 2011 and has since gone on to become one of the Championship’s star attractions. Speaking on the BBC’s Football Focus, his father Paul (a former Liverpool captain) stated first-team football is his son’s main priority.
So, are you happy with the business LFC have completed during this transfer window? Or do you believe there are still vital areas of the pitch that should have been strengthened this month, with names like Mohammed Diame and Jack Butland also linked, to improve the squad?
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