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As the Reds struggle to cope with a small squad after a number of injuries, the Northern Irishman has stated he wishes to rebuild in the upcoming transfer window

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has revealed his intention to add "two or three" new strikers to his first-team squad during the January transfer window.

The Reds currently have just two recognised strikers in the first team in Luis Suarez and Fabio Borini, with the latter currently sidelined until the middle of January with an ankle injury.

Rodgers did, however, emphasise that this season was always going to be tough for his side and that the days of big-spending under his predecessor Kenny Dalglish were over.

"I feel January is a window to freshen up the squad with a number of names," Rodgers told reporters.

"I don't want to say a particular number but, at the top end of the field, we need that help and support. That might take two or three players to do that. Luis SuArez is my only striker. Samed Yesil behind him is only 18. That is what we have. That is part of the pain and the building process here.

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"This season was always going to be one of transition but that doesn't stop us being motivated to fight on. You have to be realistic.

“Look at the money being spent at the top of the table, £80 million, and teams that are trying to get into the top four like Tottenham are spending over £50m. It is a big task we have but a task we have to embrace."

Andy Carroll, the only other striker in the squad, was allowed to join West Ham on loan but can be recalled in the New Year but Rodgers has insisted that he is not thinking about recalling the striker.

“That is not something I have considered at this moment," he said. "Andy said he wants to play and I haven't thought that will change so much if he comes back. It is something that is always up for consideration."

Rodgers believes that Liverpool’s inability to offer Champions League football will not deter potential additions, instead insisting the history and stature of the club will convince them to join.

He added: "This football club and its history will always attract players. Look at Nuri Sahin as an example.

“He could have gone to a number of Champions League clubs and was on his way to a Champions League club [Arsenal] until the interest from ourselves arrived.

“The great support, the history of the club, drew him here. This is a club that will always draw top people and top players but we want to get it back to the top echelons of the game, which will make it much easier."

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