Brendan Rodgers has revealed that Liverpool strongly intend to sign a new forward in the January transfer window but has once again warned supporters against expecting too many changes.
The Reds earned a much needed 3-0 win at home to Wigan on Saturday but are still in eleventh place after nearly a third of the season has already been completed.
While most of the transfer talk related to the club’s attack has surrounded star striker Luis Suarez, Rodgers is focusing on adding to his front-line rather than losing from it.
“We’re looking to do business in the striking department in January. The reality is that there was always going to be a bit of movement this season with the club trying to regain some of their money. This season was always going to be difficult,” Rodgers was quoted at the club’s official website.
The manager added: “We’ll look to do something in the January transfer window, though. There’s not going to be wholesale changes in terms of players coming in, that’s the reality of where the club is at.
“We’re looking to grow over the next six months, we’ll get some reinforcements in January and that will support the group who have been magnificent for me so far.”
Despite their struggles this campaign, Rodgers’ Reds are no more than 13 points adrift of the league summit and given the controversial decisions that went against them in matches against Manchester United and Everton, they deserved to have a higher points total as well.
But rather than worrying about the downside, Rodgers is simply looking forward to finishing his first campaign in charge strongly. After the club’s transition season under him is in the books, he will look to build a much more competitive team for next season.
“Hopefully in the summer we can build again,” the former Swansea boss concluded.