A few Liverpool supporters popped into the Football Transfer Tavern this morning before they headed to Anfield for their clash against Fulham.
Just before they departed for today’s match, Mirror Football journalist David Maddock caught with the transfer speculation.
He suggested that Brendan Rodgers has targeted a move for Greek forward Konstantinos Mitroglou in January as he looks to strengthen his side’s top four credentials.
The 25-year-old striker has been in fine form this term, hitting 12 goals in his eight league games for Olympiakos but amazingly he could still be available for a bargain £6 million.
Rodgers’ team were given something a wake up call during last weekend’s defeat to Arsenal and the former Swansea City boss has now stressed the importance of adding to his side in the upcoming winter window.
He said: “The Arsenal game was another indication that we need to keep improving our team in order to be able to compete.
“The focus is on bringing in players that can come straight in and improve our team.
“We did that last year and benefited from that.”
It may be a gamble, but the club desperately needs the extra riches the Champions League will bring, and they may not get a better chance to rejoin Europe’s elite.
“Last year we made two great signings that came in and gave us that injection of quality that we needed. We will look to do that this January if we can,” he added.
“We got Daniel Sturridge – who has been brilliant – for the same money as Wilfried Bony went to Swansea.
“And a lot of people had never heard of Coutinho, but you can see he’s a top young player.”
Liverpool’s American owners have tried to keep a tight ship at Anfield and that again means Rodgers will have a limited budget to play with in January, making a move for the Greek ace even more likely given his budget price.
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