Rodgers confident of landing ‘major signing’ before transfer window shuts

The Liverpool manager, who oversaw a 4-0 victory against rivals Everton on Tuesday, hopes to bolster his squad before Friday’s deadline after missing out on Mohamed Salah

Brendan Rodgers expects Liverpool to add a “major signing” to their squad before the January transfer window closes on Friday.

The Anfield outfit quickly got over the disappointment of missing out on Chelsea new-boy Mohamed Salah by boosting their hopes of Champions League qualification with a 4-0 victory over local rivals Everton on Tuesday night.

Yet Rodgers is still determined to bring in an additional player, with reports of a late bid for Dnipro’s Yevhen Konoplyanka, and admits he has been frustrated by the Reds’ inactivity in the window so far.

“I think we will hopefully do something over the next couple of days,” the Liverpool boss told reporters.

“I saw some headlines after Monday’s press conference in terms of the manager being angry with the club – nothing is further from the truth.

“We are not just going to get the players we want to get in for a number of reasons.

“Hopefully we can have a major signing before the window shuts and if we can do that we will be set up for the remaining games.”

Reflecting on the thumping win against Everton, Rodgers added: “I think all wins are important, but especially against your rivals and psychologically it was a big win and can reiterate the confidence and belief in the squad.

“This was a massive game. I think we have shown all season we are going to be in contention for fourth place.”

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