Liverpool boss plays down additional January transfer dealings

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has revealed that the club aren’t likely to make any more transfer dealings with the January window set to close next week, Mirror reports.

The 42-year-old manager was believed to be in the market for a goalkeeper as well as another striker this month, but has now played down the need for any additional reinforcements.

“Nothing at all. I don’t think we’ll be doing any business no.

“It will be fairly quiet and unless something dramatic happens we’ll be as we are. I wouldn’t think anything dramatic would happen.”

Simon Mignolet has been under-fire in recent months for his poor performances leading up to the second half of the campaign, while £16million striker Mario Balotelli is yet to score his first Premier League goal for the club.

Back-up keeper Brad Jones was called upon to replace the Belgium man between the sticks, but an injury has kept Mignolet as the club’s number one.

With Balotelli unable to score, he has often been used as a substitute, prompting Rodgers to play without an all-out striker, often selecting Raheem Sterling to lead the line.

The out-of-form Italian was linked with a club exit, but his manager has now confirmed that he will still have time to prove his worth for at least the remainder of the current campaign.

“We will give Mario every chance, we brought him in here this season to give him a chance to show consistently he can play at a top team at this level.

“I’ve seen some snippets saying that’s him, he’s finished, but it’s not the case at all. The opportunity is there for Mario, and for every player.”