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Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers. Picture credit: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire.

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers. Picture credit: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire.

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers. Picture credit: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire.

LIVERPOOL manager Brendan Rodgers is still hopeful of making a major signing to boost their push for Champions League qualification.

A resounding 4-0 victory over Everton in the 222nd Merseyside derby at Anfield provided a welcome shot in the arm to their top-four hopes.

And despite being frustrated so far in his attempts to bolster his injury-hit fourth-placed squad, the Reds boss believes there is still time to make a significant signing before the window closes on Friday.

"I think we will hopefully do something over the next couple of days," he said.

"I saw some headlines after yesterday's press conference in terms of the manager being angry with the club – nothing is further from the truth.

"We are not just going to get the players we want to get in for a number of reasons.

"Hopefully we can have a major signing before the window shuts and if we can do that we will be set up for the remaining games."

Merseyside Police announced after the game it was looking into reports missiles had been thrown from the crowd.

Television showed Liverpool striker Luis Suarez collecting some objects as he prepared to take a corner early in the match at Anfield.

Another object also appeared to be thrown towards the playing area as Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard celebrated scoring the first goal at that end.

No players were hit by any missiles. Rodgers said Suarez did not complain about any such issues.

Rodgers said: "He never mentioned nothing, no."

It is understood that around a dozen coins were thrown from the Anfield Road End – part of which houses visiting supporters – during the first half.


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