Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has dismissed suggestions that he must invest in his defence due to a number of injuries.

The Reds are currently missing a host of first-choice players that operate in the back third of the pitch, with Glen Johnson the latest star to hit the treatment table.

The England international is believed to be suffering from niggling problems, and has joined Daniel Agger, Mamadou Sakho, Jose Enrique and Jon Flanagan on the sidelines.

This has prompted rumours that Rodgers could delve into the transfer market to ease his worries, with his side having dropped from their table-topping position of Christmas Day.

However, the ex-Swansea chief doesn’t feel that he needs to bolster his defensive options:

“We’ll just see what the window brings for us. We’re in the market for players to help the squad and if we can bring them in then great,” he is quoted by the London Evening Standard.

“We’ve got a lot of defenders and I’m not sure we need many more in – my first look will always be towards the young players.

“The likes of Jon Flanagan are coming back and hopefully one or two of the others might not be too far away.

“I wouldn’t say we need any more defenders in.”

Liverpool are currently down to their final two centre-backs in the shape of Kolo Toure and Martin Skrtel, while on-loan Valencia ace Aly Cissokho has been relied upon heavily of late.


  • Livmad
    2 years ago

    We are lacking of quality midfielders. .we can only rely on Henderson..the rest are rubbish

  • Maky
    2 years ago

    Toure mentioned lfc can challenge title .. U can’t even challenge to buy a player lets not even go there. Seriously doubt we can make it to Top 4. BR mentioned no need for defenders .. Another joke.. With Johnson out, cissoko can’t perform, we dun need defenders .. Come on.. Who are u kiddin ? Look at our super thin squad.. There is no way to survive both champions league and epl that is even if we qualify. If Fsg just cannot help on financing any deals, just tell us the truth. Pls change owner, Fsg will never be able to bring us back to our glory days with this shoe string budget ..End game – Suarez will leave end season. We are back to wanting again. Utterly gutted and disappointed! 35 years in supporting Lfc ..