Liverpool media round-up, Rodgers coy on Depay links, transfer committee under review

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A selection of the latest stories in the media involving Liverpool Football Club this Monday morning.

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers refused to comment on speculation linking forward Memphis Depay with a move from PSV Eindhoven to Anfield, according to the Liverpool Echo.

The Reds have been strongly linked with a move for the forward who starred for the Netherlands at the World Cup last summer, and has scored more than 20 goals for his side this season.

Rodgers, however, did admit the need for more firepower after a lack of cutting edge proved costly in a 0-0 draw against West Bromwich Albion on Saturday.

He said: “The kid is a very talented player, of course. But I wouldn’t like to confirm either way.

“It’s clear we need the goal threat for next year. There’s going to be a whole raft of players that I’m sure will be looked at, then will be up to the club if they’re affordable and if they’re available.

“We’ve identified that [a striker] as a priority. We’ll have to see availability first, and then take it from there.”

The Echo also reports that Fabio Borini will be available for transfer again, and carries quotes from Rodgers saying that other players are likely to move on in the summer, as they look to improve on a disappointing campaign to follow last season's unexpected title challenge.

“The natural process for some players would be they want to move on anyway, and we’ve had some for a couple of years who maybe haven’t played as much, and when you’re a footballer you want to play games. That will be the natural process."

The Daily Telegraph is reporting that Liverpool's transfer committee is to come under review in the summer, though the main focus of bringing in younger players is likely to remain.

They are reporting there could be a director of football or general manager appointed to assist Rodgers when it comes to transfers, though it is something he has opposed in the past. Two members of the committee; Chief scout Barry Hunter and Head of Recruitment Dave Fallows, are said to be under close scrutiny.

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