Brendan Rodgers Confident That Liverpool Will Sign New Striker in January

Brendan RodgersBrendan Rodgers is confident of reinforcing his forward line next month — but warned that the January window holds several limitations.

Rodgers has made no secret of his desire to add goals to his squad, with Luis Suarez and the injured Fabio Borini the only recognized senior strikers at the club.

He believes this is doable when the window opens in the new year, but the boss acknowledges that some business may have to wait until the summer.

“There is no doubt we will get reinforcements in January and there is no doubt that we will get the backing, but it will come down to two things — the availability and affordability of players,” Rodgers told reporters. “I see lots of names bandied about and, with all due respect, names that are pie in the sky because there won’t be too many top players moving about in January because clubs want top money.

“But there is no doubt that we want to bring in goals and we want to bring in players who can assist in scoring goals. If we can do that then that will set us up and then we can really reinforce again when the market opens up in the summer.

“There is a bigger picture to look at for sure — it goes back to availability of players. We will spend money in January to try and bring fresh faces into the group and give us that support at the top end.

“The reality is, are all the names bandied about going to be available? I don’t think so. Certainly we will bring in what we can to help us and then we will revisit it again.

“All our problems were never going to be solved in this window because the January window is one of the least productive and the least movement goes on there. But we will look to solve some of our problems in there and then we will look to revisit it in the summer, knowing that in the summer we will be in a much better place than we were the previous summer.”

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