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Rodgers won't confirm Liverpool interest in Bent

Bent can't buy a start at Villa. (©GettyImages)
Bent can't buy a start at Villa. (©GettyImages).

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has refused to confirm if the Reds are interested in signing Aston Villa striker Darren Bent in the January transfer window, but says he will be in the market for reinforcements.

Reports on Monday claimed Liverpool are preparing to make a loan move for Bent, who is out-of-favour at Villa Park, with goalscoring recruits a priority for Rodgers in the New Year.

However, speaking to talkSPORT on Tuesday morning, Rodgers said Liverpool had no interest in '99 percent' of players the club have been linked with, when asked about the reported interest in Bent.

Rodgers did, though, confirm that loan deals will be an option for Liverpool when the transfer window opens again in January, while there will also be money to spend on fresh blood.

"The squad has been ultra-thin right the way through. There will be some money available," Rodgers told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast Show.

"There have been a million names linked to the club and the brutal honesty of it is that 99 per cent of those we haven’t been thinking about.

"But there will be a bit of money to spend and hopefully we can get one or two loans in, if that’s possible, to reinforce the group."

Along with Bent, Liverpool have also been linked with swoops for Klaas-Jan Huntelaar and Fernando Llorente as Rodgers scours the market for a partner for Luis Suarez.

The Uruguayan is currently the only senior striker available to Liverpool, with summer acquisition Fabio Borini injured and Andy Carroll on loan at West Ham.

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