Liverpool boss dismisses need to spend

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.

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