Rodgers looking for quality

by Michelle Fortune , 13 March 2013

Brendan Rodgers will be looking for quality not quantity when he dips in the summer transfer market.

Daniel Sturridge and Philippe Coutinho have made a positive impact since joining Liverpool in January and Rodgers will be looking to bring in players who can make a similar impact.

With Jamie Carragher retiring at the end of the season, Rodgers knows he will have to recruit a defender but he has stressed he will not be spending vast amounts of money, preferring to bring in quality players.

"It is quality we are after, not quantity," Rodgers is quoted as saying on the Liverpool website.

"There is no doubt there is a natural rebuilding that will come with the likes of Jamie Carragher retiring. I am happy with the squad if I can then put another three or four quality players to it.

"We see Coutinho and Daniel Sturridge's quality in January, if we bring in another three or four players of that quality and add that to what we have got then we have got a strong squad. I'm talking about two players in every outfield position and your three goalkeepers. Then below that having young players who can support that.

"There is a lot of terrific work going on behind the scenes with the scouting department getting lists together. Of course you have an ideal target, but you have to have three players and if one doesn't come off you have to be comfortable with the other two. We are much better placed now than we were last summer."


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