Tuesday, 28th January, 2014

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has not given up hope of his side signing players in this month's transfer window, despite being beaten to Basel winger Mohamed Salah by Chelsea at the weekend.

Rodgers maintained their was hope in the chase for the Egyptian even after Jose Mourinho claimed Salah had told him he wanted to move to Stamford Bridge, and Chelsea duly wrapped up the deal on Sunday.

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Rodgers, whose side sat top of the Premier League on Christmas Day and are now fourth, is keen for Liverpool to bring in new players.

And he will keep trying to do that, while explaining that he needs to sign the right players and not ones to simply fill up his squad.


Rodgers said via LFC TV: "We have to wait and see on that. There's certainly nothing imminent. But we always felt if we could do [business] then it was something we wanted to do.

"I said all along this was a group that we needed that wee bit of luck with to keep clear of injury and unfortunately we've been hit by a bad run of injuries.

"I'm just reluctant to bring in anyone that is just going to stockpile players. We need to bring in players that are really going to affect the starting eleven. And if we can't do that, then we won't be doing anything.

"The club is working hard on that to find the players; it's just a very difficult market to find the player and do a deal and to get it over the line. We won't stop until the very end and hopefully we can."

Rodgers' Liverpool are next in action this evening when they host Everton in the Merseyside derby, with a vital three Premier League points on the line.

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