Liverpool boss hopes there's no need for loan signings this summer

Brendan Rodgers has had to bring in loan players during both of his seasons in charge at Anfield.

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers says that he doesn’t really want to bring in loan signings this summer as he looks to strengthen his squad to kick on both the domestic and European fronts.

During last summer’s transfer window, Liverpool brought in two loan players in the form of Chelsea’s Victor Moses and Valencia’s Aly Cissokho.

Neither set the world alight at Anfield as Moses struggled to adapt at Liverpool and only scored just the two goals whilst Aly Cissokho was out of favour at left-back, as he was brought in predominantly as cover and looked to struggle on the ball going forward. Nuri Sahin was a loan signing from the previous summer who also struggled to adapt to life at Anfield.

Rodgers told the Liverpool Echo: “I would hope we don’t have to go for loans this summer.

“But it’s always about the availability of players. If you are not satisfied with the squad and you feel you can improve it then you have to look at every option.

“In these first couple of years I’ve been we have had to do that as we’ve had a thin squad.

“The players we wanted we couldn’t get but we’re hopeful that this summer will be different. We turn the page and it’s another chapter in terms of where we’re going.”

It would be better for Liverpool to have players at their disposal that are actually owned by the club. That way even though they may not be hitting the ground running, there will still be time to develop them for years to come. Whereas trying to develop players in a limited time frame only for them to return to their parent club, a fellow competitor in some cases, seems to have very little value attached to it.

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