Reds head coach appreciates value of experienced heads in the squad.
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers says that he and the club’s American owners do not exactly see eye to eye when it comes to the club’s transfer dealings, but he has described their differences as a “healthy disagreement”.
The Merseysiders have mainly focussed on bringing in young, up-and-coming players to Anfield around the 20-27 age bracket, although Rodgers would like a little more flexibility when it comes to this policy.
“The owners have been brilliant for me. They have given me some money to spend and we have brought in young players with that,” he said.
“There is no doubt that they want to look at young players, those who can develop over the next seven to 10 years. But I think it is healthy not to agree.
“I have got to where I have at such a young age by not saying yes all the time. I have always known what I have wanted. I don’t expect anything at this stage. I have got to earn my right. Sir Alex Ferguson has taken all that time to earn the rights he has now. It is going to take time. But I will certainly always say what I feel is right for the team. We will disagree and we have disagreed before.
“I repeat, the owners have been brilliant. I have got no complaints. If you ask any manager, they will always look for a young player that they can develop. But there are certain times when you need that experience.”
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