Despite glaring needs for a new goalkeeper and a new striker, Brendan Rodgers says that Liverpool will NOT be doing much business in the January transfer window.
And instead the Liverpool manager said that he will rely on his young squad to continue their improvement of recent weeks.
“My first look is always within – we’ve seen how we’ve adapted the team and structure of team in order to make that work,” he explained.
“There won’t be much activity in January – we’ve brought in a lot of players in the summer who beginning to adapt to life and a way of working at Liverpool.
“January won’t be busy my job is to coach and manage the players who are here, and make the most of their talent.”
If Liverpool do not buy in January, I am not convinced that they will not despite what Brendan says, then this is a huge gamble by Liverpool’s under-fire manager.
Liverpool have a glaring need for a goalscoring striker. A year ago at this point, Liverpool has scored 44 goals. This season they have scored 26 goals. That almost a goal a game less!
Rodgers is putting his faith, and possibly his job, that Raheem Sterling can continue playing the way he has been as a central striker and that Daniel Sturridge will be fit for the second half of the season. That is two big gambles. If he is right, then their is no reason why Liverpool cannot close the five point gap to fourth place Southampton. If he is wrong, Liverpool will have a new manager next season.