Saturday 20 January 2018

Brendan Rodgers: There are more signing to come to Liverpool

Brendan Rodgers after last night's match
Brendan Rodgers after last night's match

Brendan Rodgers has promised Liverpool fans that there are more signings to come to Anfield.

Adam Lallana, Lazar Markovic, Dejan Lovren, Emre Can, Divock Origi and Rickie Lambert have all joined Liverpool for a collective fee of £90m already this summer.

But after last night's penalty shoot-out win over Manchester City, Rodgers said he is not done just yet.

“We still have some pieces that we want to fill from the squad so that by the August we’ll be strong. There’s players to go forward with, so yeah, there’s still some business to do," said the Kop boss.

Rodgers, and captain Steven Gerrard, already firmly believe that they have the squad to win this year's Premier League following last season's heartache.

"It was a great game for us. Manchester City are a wonderful team and will go close in the Premier League again this year," said Rodgers.

"What has been the trademark of this team over the past 18 months has been the character. We showed it again tonight to keep going and get ourselves back in the game.

"We played with a number of different formations. Pre-season is about the physical fitness of the players and re-introducing that tactical element of the game.

"Credit to the players for coping with those changes in tactics and systems. Overall I was pleased."

Jordan Henderson scored the first goal for Liverpool last night and Rodgers is convinced that the midfield man can net over 10 this season.

"That's the objective for Jordan this season. He has the qualities as he showed with the finish for the equaliser. He does that day-in day-out in training.

"I expect him to get upwards of 10 goals this season. He has the qualities and tactical nous to arrive in places to do that."

“We’ve brought in specific players for specific roles – players who fit the profile of how we work,” Rodgers said.

“Of course it’s going to take them a little more time than normal in terms of their induction.

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