Brendan Rodgers has hit out at his own club over failing to bring top targets to Anfield in the transfer market this summer…
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has accused the club of not working hard enough to secure their primary transfers this summer, and blames their current situation on their failures during the transfer window, reports ESPN.
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With Luis Suarez leaving for greener pastures in La Liga with Barcelona, Rodgers and Liverpool were well aware he needed to be replaced.
They identified targets such as Alexis Sanchez and Radamel Falcao, but the players preferred moves to Arsenal and Manchester United respectively, despite Liverpool offering the former a far more lucrative deal.
The Merseyside manager believes the club have to work harder to bring big name players in, or there will be no chance of even coming close to repeating last year’s Premier League heroics.
“We know what targets we wanted but, for one reason or another, they went elsewhere,” he said.
“We have signed talented young players. Over their time here, whether it is with me or not, they will show they are very good players.
“We were in a great position at the end of last season. We had Champions League football and a way of working. We just have to work harder and smarter to convince these players to come.”
Rodgers was careful not to criticise his own players during the interview, but it could certainly come as a blow to find out that you weren’t the club’s first choice transfer or to be made to feel that you were a last resort.