Why Brendan Rodgers is right to wait for the 'right player'

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The Liverpool boss doesn't want to panic buy and waste money that is at his disposal.

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has said he is prepared to wait until January to spend the money at his disposal if it gets him the right man. 

After the deal for Loic Remy fell through, Rodgers said he would not be panic buying during the remainder of the transfer market as it is understood he would like to sign at least one striker along with two full-backs. 

He's quoted in the Liverpool Echo, saying: “There is money to spend, no question, but I won’t spend it for the sake of it.

“It has to be the right type. If that means I have to wait until January then that’s what I will do."

Rodgers is quite clearly wary of making similar mistakes to last summer. With Liverpool in a different position of trying to qualify for the Champions League, their transfer policy was different to this term.

Last summer was a case of trying to improve the squad by just having more players at their disposal, and after an underwhelming season at Anfield for both Iago Aspas and Luis Alberto, who are spending time on loan at Sevilla and Malaga respectively. 

There will be some suggesting that Liverpool are light and need bodies in certain areas just in case injuries strike given the club has more games to play this season. 

Rodgers quite clearly wants quality with his quantity this summer. Every signing so far seems to bring their own style to the game, a different option - and the likes of Emre Can and Lazar Markovic are young enough to have plenty of development ahead of them and for them to be moulded to suit Rodgers' and Liverpool's style. 

Nevertheless, there is still over a month of the transfer window to go, and given that five signings have been completed before August, it shows the intent that Liverpool have to get their business done swiftly this summer.

Liverpool are right to wait for the right player rather than waste money like they have done on occasions in the past but fans will be hopeful the right player comes along before the window shuts at the start of September.  

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