Rodgers not expecting easy transfer window

    Rodgers not expecting easy transfer window

    Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has said it will be difficult to find top players to sign in January despite having the funds to bring in new faces, but reaffirmed his determination to strengthen the squad in the upcoming transfer window.

    “We’ll have funds and I’m in talks with the owners at the moment, along with our recruitment team. January is always a difficult window. You don’t get too many top, top players.” said Rodgers. “Clubs will be unwilling to move on players but we have to scour the country and the world to try to get the types of players that are going to be available and correct for our model of play.

    “Obviously we are limited in what we can bring both in terms of availability of players and financially but there is no doubt we need to do that.

    “Our scouting team are working hard to identify those talents and who might be available. There is no doubt we need that support (from new players) in January and I am very confident we will be able to do that.”

    The Reds boss also dismissed speculation linking him with a move for Arsenal’s Theo Walcott, who is out of contract in the summer.

    “There is nothing to say [about Walcott]. He is an Arsenal player and it is all speculation about many players at the moment”

    Sunday’s visitors Newcastle have been fairly successful in the transfer market since Alan Pardew’s arrival, and Rodgers was quick to praise the setup at St James’ Park.

    “Scouting at any club is very important. Obviously Alan has gone in there and Graham Carr, as chief scout, has had a big responsibility in getting the players in,” he said.

    “I think they have bought in really well. Cabaye is a terrific player, an excellent passer of the ball, and the boys up front have done well for them.”

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