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Liverpool hopeful of 'one or two' more January signings

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Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers says he is hoping to land ‘one or two’ more new signings before the close of the January transfer window.

Daniel Sturridge has already arrived at Anfield to bolster Liverpool’s attacking options, while the Reds have been linked with a host of other names in the last few weeks.

Inter Milan’s Philippe Coutinho is said to be on Rodgers’ radar, although he faces a battle to get his man with Southampton reportedly having a bid for the Brazilian accepted.

Blackpool’s Tom Ince is also believed to have been close to an Anfield switch for some time, and although he did not name any names, Rodgers confirmed today that he intends on being active before the close of the window next week.

"We hope to do some business between now and the end of the month. The owners have been brilliant and supporting," Rodgers told Liverpool’s official website.

"We know we still need one or two additions more. The club is doing everything it possible can to assist me in that. If we can, great. If not, we'll have to review it again in the summer.

"We've got a young player who'll go out on loan to get some experience but apart from that I don't expect people [to go]. One or two, maybe, to come in."

When asked if he was holding back funds for the next summer window Rodgers replied: "The real plans are for now. Short term we want to improve and develop. You can see that, we brought in Daniel and he's been excellent so far.

"We got the recruitment team in, the lines are very clear, everyone has an understanding of where we're at and it's working how we envisaged it to work.

"There is a small group who communicate a lot and go through targets, and there is a small group who'll decide what players we're going to bring in. It's worked very, very well, and that relationship will only get better going forward.

"We acted quickly bringing Daniel Sturridge in and he's made a great impact, and proven that the owners were right to fund the money for him. £12 million for a player like Daniel Sturridge is a real bargain and I think he'll prove that over the next couple of seasons."

Liverpool will look to book their place in the 5th round of the FA Cup this weekend when they take on League One outfit Oldham at Boundary Park.

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