Liverpool media round-up: Rodgers bemoans lack of threat after Hull loss, calls for marquee signings

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

Liverpool suffered another low in their season last night as they went down 1-0 to Hull City at the KC Stadium, all but ending their hopes of qualifying for next season's Champions League.

A Michael Dawson header in the first half settled the game and manager Brendan Rodgers bemoaned a lack of firepower from his side as they never really posed a threat of getting back in the game.

Rodgers told reporters after the game, quoted on the club's official website: "We didn't look like scoring, to be honest. We had some good moments and had enough of the ball, but never really threatened the goal as we would have liked, really.

"We're disappointed with the goal we conceded. We didn't have too many opportunities against us, but in that moment we didn't defend well enough."

The Reds' manager also spoke of the need for 'marquee' signings in the summer as he reflected on the lack of goals this season compared to the side that scored at will last season.

He is quoted in the Liverpool Echo, saying: “For supporters, and for players themselves, it is always great if you can get in those marquee players that can really help you.

“And I think we can see that that's the type, maybe the one or two players, that we need.

“The club are working very hard, and the owners will support that. If they are attainable, and affordable within the model, the club will do everything they can to get them.”

Mario Balotelli injured his foot during last night's game as Steven Gerrard was left out of the side entirely because of a slight knee injury picked up in the weekend's draw against West Bromwich Albion.

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