Friday, 4th January, 2013

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has admitted the bank account for January signings is all but empty at Anfield and splashing a lot of cash again in the winter window is not an option.

The Reds have spent £12M buying striker Daniel Sturridge from Chelsea, while they have also been strongly linked with Blackpool winger Thomas Ince as well as several other players.

But, while Rodgers did confirm there may be one more arrival before the transfer window closes, he ruled out it being one that substantial money would need to be paid for, by insisting the funds are simply not there for him to spend any more.

"We are not going to have a lot of money to do anything [else] in the window", he told his club’s official site.


"We won’t have that in January. There might be another but there is not much more business to be done", he added.

The most likely arrival at Liverpool now appears to be a player who is available for a knockdown fee, possibly due to contract due to expire during the summer.

Hopes of Liverpool’s American owners Fenway Sports Group providing the funds to make a number of big money signings to help the Reds push for a Champions League spot have been thoroughly dashed.

Now Rodgers will hope that Sturridge will prove to be good value and fire the goals in for Liverpool, taking the burden off Luis Suarez as he does.

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