Rodgers not expecting busy transfer window as Liverpool owners rein in spending

The Reds boss has revealed that the club are looking to "balance the books" after previous big outlays, but will be attempting to bring in new faces to provide competition

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers does not expect to heavily bolster his squad during the January transfer window, with the owners keen to "balance the books" after large outlays under former manager Kenny Dalglish.

With over a third of the season gone, Liverpool are yet to better their current position of 10th and the boss has previously identified his depleted forward line - following Andy Carroll’s loan to West Ham and Fabio Borini’s three-month injury lay-off - as an area to improve.

Liverpool squandered 21 chances to score during the 0-0 draw with Swansea City on Sunday, but Rodgers is not optimistic about adding new talent during the upcoming window.

When asked about potential new recruits, Rodgers told reporters: "I am not so sure it will be in January [when we bring players in] to be honest. This year the club wanted to balance the books and see where it was at.

"There was a big investment in the club and obviously a lot of players went out in the summer and a few came in.

"We will look to do some business in January to help and support the players here, but that is where we are at as a football club and it is something the owners trust me to grow over time. Eventually we will get there."

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With Rodgers approaching his 25th game in charge of Liverpool with Tottenham next up on Wednesday, the manager, while happy with the team’s current displays, maintains that this current squad are still a work in progress and more time is needed for his ideas to come across on the pitch.

"It will evolve,” he continued. “The guys are working very well, they have been fantastic, but we all know you need to get in your own types of players before you can say it is your own side.

"When I came to Swansea in my first season there were 12 players that were used and six moved on. In the second year seven came in over the course of the season and there were nine who went the other way.

"Until you get that turnover of players you can only look at it then as your team. But we will work with the players we have."