Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers will not overspend on greedy players in January.

The Reds will almost certainly be spending money in the new year to improve their squad after missing out on key transfer targets in the summer and they let first team players leave on loan.

Rodgers has promoted youngsters such as Raheem Sterling, Suso and Andre Wisdom to the Reds first team this season and things are slowly coming together at Anfield after another three points yesterday against Fulham.

Despite picking up points in recent weeks, the Anfield club are desperately lacking strikers and heavily rely on Luis Suarez for their goalscoring opportunities.

Rodgers is keen to add to his squad but is not willing to give in to ridiculous agent demands when it comes to player contracts.

If a player wants more money than they are offered then Rodgers simply feels they do not have enough passion to play for the prestigious English club.

“You have to get hungry players in who want to work and want to fight to be successful – that is the biggest thing for me,” Rodgers told Sky Sports.

“They will get a good contract coming here but if they want to argue over money, and other things that go around it, I don’t want them here. In my experience those players will eventually let you down anyway.

“So, for us, it is about getting players in who are hungry to succeed and to pull on the shirt.

“That’s the simple message for any player coming here – you can’t take the money and run. You have to earn the right to play for this club and to help us succeed.”


  • Peter McGonzie
    3 years ago

    Hear, hear Mr. Rodgers. Too many overpaid primadonas like to rant on about money in their contracts and when it comes to performances on the pitch, it has a lot to be desired. Take your time, Brendan…Rome wasnt built in a day so you cant build a good Liverpool side in a season. Hungry players makes a successful team and not the other way round. Look at Sir Alex Ferguson, did he build a good Manchester United side in a season to win their first championship in 26 years in 1993? I think not!