As the news broke that Brendan Rodgers was the man chosen to succeed Kenny Dalglish in the Anfield hot seat scores of supporters on Merseyside licked their lips in anticipation. Following the disastrous second coming of their supposed ‘king’ that saw the club widely ridiculed for blowing over £100 million on a cluster of below-average players the arrival of Rodgers was supposed to herald a significant change. Having operated on a shoestring budget throughout his career the expectation was that Northern Irishman would shrewdly navigate the transfer market picking up a few bargain signings on the way. But just two months into his reign and he’s already been stung by Dalglish’s reckless splurges after being quoted £15m for Wales midfielder Joe Allen – a player with just one seasons worth of Premier League experience. His predecessor set a ludicrously high benchmark for spending that clubs will now use as a strong bargaining chip to force the Red’s into paying over-the-odds once again. Whether Rodgers can stand firm and resist temptation is another question entirely.
This week on FFC can the Reds still lure the world’s elite names to Anfield and which Uruguayan is Rodgers hoping to bring to Anfield this summer?
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“I do think we will get in the top four. I think we will get it. I am confident we will get it. I am not being unrealistic. If we can play like we did in a lot of games last season, be clinical and take our chances, I think we will be high up in the table. I do.” Steven Gerrard believes Liverpool can finish in the top four next season