Shop Shut For Liverpool FC, Says Rodgers

Date: 31st January 2013 at 6:00 pm
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Rodgers training LFC manager has admitted he doesn’t expect the club to make any further signings before the winter transfer window closes tonight.

The club completed the early signing of for £12 million earlier in the month, and added the surprising, yet exciting capture of Brazilian starlet , 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 , who is currently at . With the 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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  • Jonas
    3 years ago

    Coutinho looks good but i fear he wont be strong enough for PL , Sturridge looks quite decent , but i hoped for a better standard of player . The likes of Llorente , Samba , Holtby ,De Jong or of course Sneijder would all have been great signings , but as usual FSG put profit before Liverpool

  • Matt
    3 years ago

    I’m happy with the signings and I’m very excited about Phillipes potential a very exciting young prospect. Sturridge will good for us and I can’t wait until he fully gels with Saurez up front.
    I thought we needed experience tho and getting Wesley would’ve great for us and for that I’m a little disappointed.

  • fotheringham
    3 years ago

    Gerrard said we are 3 top players away from being good team . He said we needed experienced players . Rodgers said we needed experienced players .

    Did we get experienced players ? No . Therefore FSG are following their own silly strategy not doing whats best for LFC

    fsg have let us down again

  • Mr Ed
    3 years ago

    Not happy at all . I think our 2 new signings are ok but not the kind of class Liverpool FC needs and deserves . Poor show by Rodgers & FSG

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