Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has admitted that he regrets letting the likes of Andy Carroll and Charlie Adam leave the club without bringing in any replacements.
Rodgers told the press on deadline day that he hoped to sign ‘a few’ players but the 11pm deadline passed without any player arriving at Anfield. The Reds supporters were clearly just as frustrated as the manager as the deadline came and went without movement.
Carroll was awarded the Man of the Match award on his West Ham debut as they beat Fulham 3-0 yesterday, with Carroll’s impact evident and Adam played over an hour for Stoke as they earned a valuable point away at Wigan.
Ahead of Liverpool’s game with Arsenal on Super Sunday, Rodgers was clearly still angry with how Friday’s deadline unfolded.
“Ultimately your principles are based on the players you have. You’ve got to have certain types of players to play that way,” Rodgers told the Daily Mail.
“‘You’ve got to win games or you don’t stay in your job.”
“If I had a choice on one or two matters then there might not have been change, but that sometimes gets taken out of your hands.”