Brendan Rodgers has final word on transfers

Liverpool manager Brendan RodgersBrendan Rodgers says that despite the existence of a committee for recruitment he still has the final say on signings.

Rodgers managed to see off the idea that he would have to work under a director of football but owners Fenway Sports Group have held out for a committee style set up to oversee transfers to Anfield.

Rodgers insists while the job of the panel is to identify targets it is he who makes the final choice, although ultimately FSG’s financial backing is the deciding factor.

“There is absolutely no way a player will come in here if I don’t want him,” Rodgers told the Liverpool Echo.

“I will always be the first person it comes to. That’s not being arrogant, that’s how we operate here and how it works in this country.”

“Abroad it works differently where you have a coach and the club will bring in the players. The coach then works with the players he’s given,” he added.

“A lot has been made of it but the fact is the process that happens here is no different to what happens at other English clubs.

“We have a number of people, scouting staff and analysts, who will look for targets who fit the profile of the players that we want.”

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