Reds’ boss wants to strengthen his wafer-thin squad…
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has assured fans that he hopes to make more signings when the transfer window reopens in January, reports Sky Sports.
The Reds sit happily in second place in the Premier League table, following their 3-1 away win over struggling Sunderland on Sunday. With no league Cup or European fixtures to worry them, Liverpool have every chance of carrying on their good start to the season, especially with world-class striker Luis Suarez back from suspension.
“Now we can only concentrate on the league up until Christmas,” said Rodgers, Liverpool’s Northern Irish manager.
“So we have to make sure we stay up in that top six in the league and keep fighting and hopefully we can reinforce in January.”
Liverpool have been linked with a move for PSG’s out of favour Argentine playmaker Javier Pastore, who would inject some more genuine class in the final third. With Coutinho out injured, Liverpool have lacked a creative influence in the attacking positions, and the deal could be made a priority should the funds be made available.
Rodgers tried to sign another attacking player throughout the summer, but missed out on deals for Henrikh Mkhitaryan to Borussia Dortmund, and Atletico Madrid’s Diego Costa – who has taken La Liga by storm this season.
“I think the players have made an excellent start. We were flat and subdued at the weekend (against Southampton) and we couldn’t get going – part of that was because of the players we had available,” Rodgers added.
Liverpool take on Crystal Palace next weekend, and if results go their way, they could top the Premier League table by the end of the weekend.