Brendan Rodgers hints at Liverpool transfer plans, offers injury update

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Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has addressed the media ahead of tomorrow's game against Queens Park Rangers at Anfield.

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has said that Steven Gerrard is available for this weekend's Premier League game against QPR after missing the midweek defeat to Hull City.

Mario Balotelli misses the game through a foot injury while Mamadou Sakho remains sidelined, but the Reds are able to welcome Lucas Leiva back into their squad.

The Liverpool boss was also questioned about potential signings at the end of the season, given the reports in the newspapers this morning linking the Reds with numerous targets, and Rodgers indicated that he wanted to strengthen the squad in every word.

He told reporters: "Come the end of the season you look to improve the squad, what I've said is we have been short of goals this season, but that's not the strikers, it's the whole team, wide players, midfielders, defenders. These are areas we want to improve on."

One thing that has come under scrutiny in recent games is the transfer policy of the club, and the recruitment committee that has a strong say over the players that come into the club - which Rodgers sits on.

He added: "I knew 100% the model here.

"We have a real good team of people here.

"We have to look at it and see how we can improve our squad again."

Given the Reds are now seven points behind the Champions League places and have no silverware to fight for this season, the commitment of the side has been questioned by some, but Rodgers dismissed the notion that his side had somehow switched off.

"Players give absolutely everything. This isn't a team lacking effort or commitment. They will fight right to the end.

"We won 10 out of 13 and confidence was high. In couple of big games we fell short and that can dent your confidence."

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