Brendan Rodgers has insisted that he will not be delving into the January transfer market despite Liverpool’s disappointing start to the season.
The Reds spent over £100m during the summer – albeit Luis Suarez was sold for £75m – to bring in a host of players in a bid to cope with Champions League and Premier League football.
But, so far, the splurge has not yielded results, with the Merseysiders 12th in their division after 12 games and staring at potential European elimination should they lose to Bulgarian side Ludogorets this evening.
With Daniel Sturridge having missed all but three league games through injury this term, there have been suggestions that Liverpool will delve into the transfer market in the New Year, but Rodgers says that he has no plans to buy his way out of trouble:
“It [buying new players] is not something I am looking at,” he is quoted by Goal. “After the weekend, the focus was not to dwell on that. We have to learn from that and try and get a result here [Ludogorets].”
Rodgers went on to suggest that a positive result against Ludogorets could change the tone of Liverpool’s season:
“Sometimes it just takes a game, an action to change a season for you. We have to believe that can happen. We haven’t been anywhere near our levels. But you can never give up.
“We have to believe that the honesty of the group will get us the results and that is what we will keep working towards.
“I just need to get us back to a level of confidence that allows you to perform. Losing can be the making of you. You learn from it. That is what we are aiming to do.”