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Rodgers predicts quiet January

Brendan Rodgers has warned Liverpool fans not to expect a great deal of transfer activity when the window reopens in January.

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After becoming the club's new boss in June, Rodgers bolstered his side by bringing in the likes of Joe Allen and Fabio Borini.

The Northern Irishman also sold Dirk Kuyt and Craig Bellamy while Andy Carroll was loaned out to West Ham, leaving the Reds short of firepower.

The failure to add another striker to his squad has resulted in suggestions Rodgers could target a forward in the New Year, alongside other recruits.

Rodgers, though, does not expect there to be major alterations to his squad in January, given the amount of money spent prior to his arrival.

He said: "I am not so sure it will be in January to be honest. This year the club wanted to balance the books and see where it was at.

"There was a big investment in the club and obviously a lot of players went out in the summer and a few came in.

"We will look to do some business in January to help and support the players here, but that is where we are at as a football club and it is something the owners trust me to grow over time. Eventually we will get there."

Rodgers was speaking after his team's goalless draw against his former club Swansea City, which sees Liverpool 11th in the Premier League table.

Reflecting on his team's development, he said: "It will evolve. The guys are working very well, they have been fantastic, but we all know you need to get in your own types of players before you can say it is your own side.

"When I came to Swansea in my first season there were 12 players that were used and six moved on. In the second year seven came in over the course of the season and there were nine who went the other way.

"Until you get that turnover of players you can only look at it then as your team. But we will work with the players we have."


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