Liverpool manager Roy Hodgson does not know how much money will be in his transfer kitty come January.
After allowing Javier Mascherano to leave Anfield for Barcelona in a £20million deal last month, the 62-year-old made a profit of roughly £8million in bringing in Porto midfielder Raul Meireles.
The Reds boss did not have time to use the surplus to sign a striker, despite reportedly trying to lure West Ham's Carlton Cole on transfer deadline day, with Mascherano's move to Spain not completed until late.
And Hodgson admits he is unaware of whether that money will still be available in four months' time, with the club still up for sale and the uncertainty surrounding next month's deadline to pay the Royal Bank of Scotland £237million.
Asked whether he would still be able to spend the money which he did not use in August the Reds chief said: "I would hope so but I don't know. I don't know what funds I have for January.
"I don't know quite how much [was available in August] - but with the limited amount of time at our disposal and the very limited market it wouldn't have been possible for me to find the striker I wanted anyway.
"The situation with the club's funds is extremely complicated and it would be very foolish for me to start making statements on that front.
"Perhaps by January the club will be under new ownership and I'll have to see what the new ownership has in mind."
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