Rodgers: I can sign who I want

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Brendan Rodgers insists he has full control over Liverpool’s transfer policy, and says he has already struck up a good rapport with the club’s American owners.

Rodgers took over from Liverpool icon Kenny Dalglish earlier this summer, with the Scot ending his second spell at Anfield following a lacklustre Premier League season in which his dealings in the transfer market were called into question.

Big money moves for Andy Carroll, Jordan Henderson and Stewart Downing all failed to pay off.

The Reds missed out on Gylfi Sigurdsson, who opted to join Tottenham over a move to Merseyside, something Rodgers admits he is disappointed with, however he revealed he has already turned his attention to other new arrivals.

The former Swansea boss says that Liverpool’s American owners have not had their fingers burnt by past dealings, meaning they won't infringe upon his plans in the transfer market.

"That was one of the key points for me coming in," Rodgers told Sky Sports News. "I believe in communication, which is very important, so I have a really good working relationship with the managing director Ian Ayre, and he and I speak on a daily basis.

"They are getting on with doing the work, in terms of looking at the targets that we want to bring in. I am quite relaxed in relation to the type of targets I want to bring in."

Despite Liverpool’s owners, Fenway Sports Group, coming in for criticism for their handling of Dalglish’s sacking and Rodgers’ eventual appointment, the Northern Irishman insists he has already struck up a good working relationship with both owner John W. Henry and chairman Tom Werner.

He said: "With the owners I have got regular contact, and that was important for me, so there is a clear pathway for me to the owners. I like to communicate with them and it has been great so far."

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