How will the Reds spend this January…?
Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers doesn’t think his side are going to be extremely active this January…
On being asked about the Reds January transfer activity, the Liverpool boss told the official website:
“My first look is always within.”
“We have seen how we have adapted the team and the structure of the team in order to make that work. I still think we’ve got players that can do that for us.
“So there won’t be much activity for us in January. We brought in a lot of players over the course of the summer that we feel can develop, and those players are now starting to adapt to the life here at Liverpool and our way of working.
“There won’t be a lot of transfer activity from us – if any – over the course of the January period. My job is to coach and manage the players that are currently here and work hard at maximising the talent that they have. That’s what we’ll look to do.
“I don’t think it’s a good time to spend. If you look at last year, we never brought anyone in. My job is to coach the players we’ve brought in, to manage them.
“If there is something that’s available, the beauty of our owners here is that they will always back what it is we want to do. If there was something there that we felt would improve us for the short-term and longer term, we would pretty much do that.
“But I’m happy with how the group is progressing. It has been a tough start to the season for us but I can see our game coming back, the work and the confidence all returning to the team.
“Unless it was something that was going to significantly improve us, I don’t want to stockpile players here. We have got some outstanding young talents out on loan.
“We sent young Jordon Ibe out for experience and he’s having a wonderful season at Derby. We’ve got other young players like Andre Wisdom out working really well.
“My focus will always be on what we’ve got from within, in terms of our young talent and other players. If there’s something that’s available that can improve us, I would take that to the owners and we would look at it from there.”