Liverpool not looking for winter recruits – Rodgers

The Reds boss has insisted the club are focused on matches, not future players, and is hoping his side can start to reverse their fortunes with a win at Ludogorets

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers says he is not keeping a lookout for winter transfer recruits despite a poor start to the season.

The Reds are currently 12th in the Premier League table, just four points off the relegation places and have lost their last four games in a row.

Rodgers spent heavily in the summer, following the departure of Luis Suarez, bringing in players such as Mario Balotelli, Adam Lallana and Dejan Lovren but has played down any further arrivals.

“It [buying new players] is not something I am looking at,” he told reporters. “After the weekend, the focus was not to dwell on that. We have to learn from that and try and get a result here [Ludogorets].”

Liverpool face Ludogorets in the Champions League on Wednesday needing a win to boost their qualification hopes and Rodgers is hoping his side can begin to turn their season around.

“Sometimes it just takes a game, an action to change a season for you,” he added. “We have to believe that can happen. We haven’t been anywhere near our levels. But you can never give up.

“We have to believe that the honesty of the group will get us the results and that is what we will keep working towards.

“I just need to get us back to a level of confidence that allows you to perform. Losing can be the making of you. You learn from it. That is what we are aiming to do.

“When you don’t have so much coaching time, it is mostly psychological what you are trying to achieve. If we focus on that too much there is no way we could play to our level.

“We need to make sure the training ground is a happy place to be. We have lost more than we would have liked. But the next game is an opportunity. You try to affect the players in a positive way.”

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