London: Liverpool will have funds to strengthen their squad in January after the last transfer window left it thin on the ground, manager Brendan Rodgers said on Friday.
Former Swansea City boss Rodgers, who replaced Kenny Dalglish in the close-season, has endured a frustrating start to his Anfield reign with just two wins from the first nine games in the Premier League against struggling Norwich City and Reading. Liverpool were also knocked out of the League Cup by Swansea on Wednesday -- a result that highlighted their lack of depth, particularly in attack.
An injury to close-season signing Fabio Borini, together with record signing Andy Carroll being out on loan at West Ham United, has left Luis Suarez as their only established striker. The club were frustrated in their efforts to sign Clint Dempsey in the last transfer window, with the American joining Tottenham Hotspur along with another target Gylfi Sigurdsson.
"I'm in talks with the owners at the moment along with our recruitment team. We know we need to reinforce the group, so that's something that is ongoing," Rodgers said at his news conference ahead of Sunday's trip to Newcastle United. "We'll have funds. The priority is to get players into the building. Our squad is very small, very thin on the ground, and the players have performed admirably up until now....more
11:42 PM, Nov 02, 2012
London: Liverpool's Italian striker Fabio Borini will not play again this year after undergoing surgery on a fractured bone in his foot, the Premier League side said in a statement on Wednesday. Borini, who signed from Roma in July but has yet to score in the league, sustained a foot injury in the league clash with Manchester United last month. He then aggravated the problem, resulting in a fracture, while...
10:34 PM, Oct 17, 2012
London: Liverpool signed AS Roma's Italy forward Fabio Borini while Argentina midfielder Maxi Rodriguez left Anfield for Newell's Old Boys as new manager Brendan Rodgers began reshaping his squad on Friday. Borini, who worked with Rodgers on loan at Swansea City last year, has joined on a long-term deal after passing a medical at the Premier League club. No fee was given but British media said the deal was worth...
09:15 AM, Jul 14, 2012