With the clock ticking down, it’s looking less and less likely that Liverpool will be bringing in reinforcements before the transfer window slams shut on Friday. Still, Reds boss Brendan Rodgers remains hopeful that the club will bring someone in.
After missing out on number one target Mohamed Salah to fellow Premier League rivals Chelsea, the Anfield outfit has been forced to look elsewhere for new recruits. A number of names — the latest being FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk winger Yevhen Olehovych — have been linked with a move to Merseyside, but despite Rodgers admitting that no new signings are imminent, the Northern Irishman hasn’t given up hope that the club will be able to “major signing” before the Friday deadline.
“We are working together and hopefully we can have a major signing in before the window closes” the Reds boss said following his side’s 4-0 win over top four rivals Everton yesterday. “If we can get someone in before the window closes we can then set up for the remaining games this season.”
As of yet, the Anfield outfit has been stifled in the market with a rumoured loan bid turned down for Rubin Kazan defensive shield Yann M’Villa at the beginning of the month adding to the frustrations of missing out on Salah last week. “The people behind the scenes are working very, very hard and we are not always going to get the players we want for a number of reasons” conceded the Northern Irishman. “The people here are very important to what we are trying to do.”
Although the club’s hierarchy has come in for some schtick regarding the lack of signings, the January window is always a tough market to buy in; it’s still not over though. We’ll see where we’re at when Friday rolls around…