Brendan Rodgers says Liverpool will have money to spend in January

Brendan Rodgers: Aware of the need to bring fresh faces into Anfield

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Brendan Rodgers has revealed that he will be given licence to bolster his Liverpool squad during the winter window.

The Reds endured a frustrating time over the summer, with more players shown to the exits at Anfield then welcomed through the doors.

An inability to add attacking talent to his squad has left Rodgers short in an important area of the field, with Liverpool forced to turn to a number of academy graduates this season.

They are, however, aware of the issues which need to be addressed and funds will be made available once the transfer market swings open its doors in January.

Rodgers told the club's official website: "We'll have funds. I'm in talks with the owners at the moment along with our recruitment team. We know we need to reinforce the group, so that's something that is ongoing.

"The priority is to get players into the building. Our squad is very small, very thin on the ground, and the players have performed admirably up until now.

"They have been terrific in their mentality considering the games they've been playing.

"At this moment in time, it really is about reinforcing the group rather than looking too much at people going the other way."

Communication

With Rodgers keen to avoid any further departures, he has sought to rubbish reports suggesting Liverpool would be prepared to listen to offers for Joe Cole.

"I have good communication with Joe and we speak regularly," he said.

"He along with the other players are working hard to find their way into the team. Joe is like everyone else."