Rodgers Coy on Transfer Business

"These aren't the droids you're looking for. Move along." - Alex Livesey

It's that time of year again, where managers speak words but manage to say very little of substance regarding their transfer targets. Ready for another ride on the Transfer Window Carousel? WHEE!

It's already January 2 in some time zones and Liverpool still have not made a peep in the January transfer window. A window that is half the length of the one in the summer necessitates moving twice as quickly on transfer targets, and while the expectation that Liverpool should have signed someone within twenty-four hours is a bit excessive, it doesn't prevent lots of rumours from swirling around anyway.

Lost in the post-Chelsea, pre-Hull New Year's Eve news wasteland was Brendan Rodgers confirming that this window will hopefully shake down similarly to the previous windows he has under his belt since coming to Liverpool. Bits and pieces of his plans popped up here and there as rumours about Christian Tello's any-second-now and then not any-second-now arrival were quickly dashed, but you may have missed them if you weren't tracking that particular story closely.

"There's nothing to add on anything with regard to players coming in," Rodgers said. "There's nothing imminent," he said. "Obviously the recruitment team are busy putting things together in terms of the profile of players we need here to improve the team and the squad.

"The owners have invested millions upon millions into the team and every window we arrive in looking to improve where we can. This window will be no different."

It's clear FSG have been willing to stump up the funds each window, although there are some who feel that they don't always choose to make enough available on individual sales where Liverpool eventually lose out to Spurs another team. January is always a roll of the dice, though, and while Liverpool were exceedingly lucky to make out like bandits last January with Daniel Sturridge and Philippe Coutinho, expectations of a 100% instant impact success rate should perhaps be tempered.

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